Barefoot and Balanced Lectures
with Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Author & TimberNook Founder
Thursday, January 17, 6pm (snow date: Thursday March 14, 6pm)
Friday, January 18, 1:30pm (snow date: Friday, March 15, 1:30pm)
Free, registration required
Angela Hanscom will present a lecture on her recent book, Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children. Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions.
Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Learn more…