At the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2005 Annual Conference professional development block play session, National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Allison Aubrey interviews Rhonda Meyers who comments, "I love having the time to remember why we must keep these activities for learning in our schools. I felt curious, relaxed and alive! My brain was engaged! I liked the way the Dr. Drew’s Blocks felt and I thought they have me thinking of new ideas because of their texture and shape. I need to sit more in our block area and watch and talk and learn what kids think.