2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Pierce County, WA
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Washington

Block Play is a research-based learning program that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and learning readiness for early learners. By reaching out to at-risk children, librarians help prepare children for success in school and in life, with a focus on literacy and STEM skills. Training for parents to guide independent block play is offered, as well as community sessions, to maximize the benefits of this play for participant children.