Wee Build

Wee Build Because hands-on learning builds stronger brains…

What is Wee Build?

Encouraging learning through play, Wee Build is part of the Pennsylvania State Libraries initiative to incorporate hands-on learning into libraries. While our Block Parties are meant for preschool age children, Wee Build is great for younger children (ages 18 months or older) to learn through play!

Wee Build consists of nine sets of building materials that encourage creativity and open STEM play. With the materials provided, children will build and experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, talk about what they are building, and build vocabulary.

How does my child benefit from Wee Build?

Using your hands to create, build, and play is one of the essential pieces to learning. From a young age, you learn by using all five senses. With building & block play, your hand-eye coordination, social-emotional skills, and early math and science skills are strengthened. Additionally, your child can practice his/her creativity skills and imagination. To learn more about how your child can learn through block play, read this article by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Some of the skills your child can learn from Wee Build materials includes:

  • Describing
  • Focusing
  • Experimenting
  • Listening
  • Sharing
  • Problem solving
  • Wondering
  • Counting
  • Being creative
  • Adding
  • Balancing
  • Pretending

Wee Build materials are available for free play in various libraries across York County. Ask your local library what materials they provide for block parties and Wee Build, or check our Events Calendar for specific play dates and times.