With more time spent doing structured extra-curricular activities and greatly increased electronic device usage, children and adolescents have fewer opportunities to move and play outdoors in natural settings. Simultaneously, we see an increase in the number of children with sensory and motor deficits. School teachers report classroom observations of these deficits, including challenges in the areas of attention, balance, coordination, motor control and aggression.
How can we reverse this alarming trend of sensory, attention and motor issues in children and teens? How can we ensure that children are fully engaging and challenging their body, mind, and all of their senses?
To find out, please join us as we welcome Angela Hanscom, author of Balanced & Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children, at the Laconia Christian Academy gymnasium, 1386 Meredith Center Road on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm. Using the TimberNook philosophy that nature is the ultimate sensory experience and that psychological and physical health improves in children when they regularly spend time outside, Angela will offer strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play.
Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith will be selling copies of Balanced & Barefoot at the event on 5/29/19. Ms. Hanscom will be pleased to sign books after the event.
Contact Glenda Bucken to RSVP or to ask a question about this exciting engagement! This event is open to everyone, so bring all of your friends and family!