Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This interesting analysis about Is Outdoor Child's Play Doomed to Extinction? takes a look at several factors about children's lives. I love the balance we have at Parker of children's free exploration outdoors and their focused study of science and the natural world.
It reminds me of a quote from John Muir about climbing the mountains to get their good tidings:
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Contrast all these with students' fear and trepidation during annual state testing that starts in 3rd grade: Kids' brains, nerves put to the test in the Times Union.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Nearly Half of Preschoolers Are Not Getting Outside and Too Few Kids Getting Outdoors with Mom and Dad.
Muddy Boots Club at Parker bucks the trend - as well as recess and outdoor time in all weather. Read Pre K teacher, Michele's blog about our little ones' adventures in nature: Pre K Planet Parker.
Monday, April 2, 2012
T.U. coverage. Carb-loading before the 5 K on Saturday!