Published: Oct 21, 2010 11:41 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2010 8:34 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It may look like kids are just playing with blocks. But organizers say it's much more than that.

A group of children ages 3-5 participated in Blockfest at Fort Myers' Early Childhood Center. The program teaches parents how to teach math and science to their kids.

The blocks they use introduce ideas like height, colors, and shapes. Blockfest is available to parents and students in the Head Start Program, which helps at-risk children.

The program is implemented across the state from the PIRC program through the University of South Florida in Tampa.