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4 Things Young Children Learn by Playing with Blocks

There’s a reason that building blocks are some of the most common toys you’ll find in preschool classrooms. Playing with blocks provides a wide-ranging, versatile learning experience for young children. The benefits of playing with blocks in preschool have been scientifically documented, including in a recent study published in the Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education that showed that children who played with blocks when they were between three and five years old went on to perform better in math classes in grade school.

Here are a few of the things young children learn from playing with blocks:

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