Nursery Red students of the Ras Beirut campus love visiting the Blocks center! Playing with blocks is not only a fun activity for children; in fact, blocks are an essential experience in the preschool years. Through the blocks center, children use their imagination and get creative. They learn how to solve problems and use critical thinking skills. They practice important mathematics skills such as length, measurement, comparison, estimation, balance, and symmetry. By building and manipulating the blocks, children also express themselves and demonstrate what they’ve learned throughout. In addition, children often engage their sense of space and motor abilities. And last but not least, this form of play enhances their self-esteem and aids their social and emotional growth.