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26%OFFAngela J. Hanscom - Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children - 9781626253735 - V9781626253735
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Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

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Description for Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children Paperback. In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children's cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging activities to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: MBNH9. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 234 x 153. .
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 that your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Using the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
New Harbinger Publications
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
Oakland, CA, United States
ISBN
9781626253735
SKU
V9781626253735
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About Angela J. Hanscom
Angela J. Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook-a developmental nature based program that has become an international brand. Angela holds a master's degree in occupational therapy and an undergraduate degree in kinesiology (the study of movement). She has been a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and featured on the NPR education blog, Johnson & ... Read more

Reviews for Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children
Balanced and Barefoot offers a refreshingly straightforward approach that counters the pressures many well-intentioned parents feel in raising children today. It's about backing off and giving children the space to do what they naturally do
to explore and figure out the world, to make decisions, and use their imagination. Being outdoors allows children to learn about themselves, gain confidence and flexibility, ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children


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