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Experience with blocks can be academically beneficial for a child. Recognition of sizes and shapes is usually followed by a desire to articulate or talk about them. Grouping, adding, subtracting and even multiplying with blocks is a great way for preschoolers and kindergartners to develop math skills. Older children might use blocks to make playful, early experiments with gravity, balance and geometry.