• Balanced and Barefoot Lecture: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children

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    Name: Balanced and Barefoot Lecture: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children
    Date: January 18, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Learn how outdoor play can benefit the sensory and motor development of children with pediatric occupational therapist, author and TimberNook Founder, Angela Hanscom when she presents 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?
    Location:
    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    Date/Time Information:
    January 18, 2019 1:30-3:00pm
    Contact Information:
    Shelly Kahan, 413-256-6006
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE, registration encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/balanced-and-barefoot-lecture-how-unrestricted-outdoor-play-makes-for-strong-confident-and-capable-registration-51514488221
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