Wilkes County, NC [Nov 9th] – Wilkes Community Partnership for Children and Project Lazarus teamed up to host BLOCK Fest® on November 9th, 2020. Parents, caregivers, and their children gathered in the Wilkes Commons to participate in an hour full of fun!
BLOCK Fest® is an interactive, hands-on event that offers block-play experiences to families. The hour-long event is sectioned into five 20-minute segments during which the children are given different sets of blocks. The types of blocks include the following: unit blocks, brick blocks, wooden planks, unit cubes, and foam blocks. The variety in blocks challenges the youth in different ways depending upon their age and ensures that the experience as a whole will be mentally stimulating and enjoyable to all . The focus of the event was to build child-parent relationships while promoting early math and science learning.
Volunteers from the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children and Project Lazarus helped to make the event a success. Through their Drug-Free Communities grant, the Project Lazarus Wilkes Youth Coalition was able to purchase and provide the materials for BLOCK Fest®. On behalf of all involved parties, we would like to thank the families who participated in the event and look forward to hosting more in the future.
A Good Start
Wilkes Community Partnership for Children, a local Smart Start Agency, ensures that young children in Wilkes County enter school healthy and ready to succeed.