Families are invited to learn about early math and science skills at BLOCK Fest, a free educational event on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd, in Hailey.
The event is part of Idaho's former First Lady Patricia Kempthorne’s Twiga Foundation whose mission is to inspire, promote and maintain family-consciousness in the family, workplace and community.
Children ages 3 to 8 years are invited to participate in the event. Families will move through five different educational and hands-on activities, each designed to help children and parents understand how block play is related to later math competence, as well as exploring the physical world.
According to the BLOCK Fest organizers, “Block play supports other aspects of development, including language as children talk about their structures with the adults and children around them. Blocks also provide opportunities for children’s social and emotional development as they build and share with others. In addition, children are challenged cognitively as they solve the problems that arise in the construction process.”
Space is limited for the event and parents are encouraged to register in advance. Registration will also be open beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event, Saturday, October 8. Up to 50 children at a time can go through the various stations.
Parents can register in advance for the event here or by calling Heather Crocker at 578-5005.