CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Community Library started offering Block Parties with hands-on learning for children, using resources donated from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
Building with blocks allows children to develop lifelong skills through play. Block Parties help prepare children for future success in math and science through concepts like experimentation, classification, weight/balance, and patterns. When children interact with blocks, they engage in play that builds understanding of skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, literacy, and language.
Along with dozens of wooden blocks in various sizes and shapes, the Abington Community Library also received animal and people figurines, cars and trucks, and other props for children to interact with during play.
Find out when the next Block Party is by contacting the Library at 570-587-3440 or online at lclshome.org/abington. No registration is required for the program.