I find delight each day in the things that happen at Robert C. Parker School. I hope to share a little of the fun!
Friday, February 13, 2015
The beauty of blocks
Big blocks, little blocks, hollow blocks - they're simple and classic - and research says they increase kids' language skills. Blocks promote slow play - the opposite of the beeps and buzzes that rev up the brain when kids use digital toys and games. Blocks also promote social interaction, cooperation, and spacial reasoning. Playing with blocks builds executive functioning - the skill that most predicts success later in life.
I was Head of Robert C. Parker School from July 2003 to June 2017. I love walking the halls at school and watching the kaleidoscope of activities and the happiness and fun of the students and teachers. Parker's woods and meadows bring beauty into our lives each day. It is a great community - everyone pulling together to make a difference for children!
Robert C. Parker School engages each student in a thoughtful and challenging learning process that inspires curiosity and a passion to achieve, nurtures confidence and community, and cultivates purposeful action.
Core Values: Emotional Security Intellectual Vibrancy Ethical Awareness Social Responsibility
In caring for our world, our community, and ourselves, we reach out to others with kindness, speak and act with respect, strive for understanding of differences, and share our time, our talents, and our energy.