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Program helps children learn while they play

Block PartyResearch has shown that children can learn a variety of skills — math, science, language, reading, and problem solving — by playing with blocks.

“Kids are actually doing what engineers do,” says Jim Elicker, associate professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue.

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