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Date:
January 17, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Address:
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Contact:
4132566006
Email:
Cost:
FREE
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Barefoot and Balanced Lecture: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses?