TIME TO BEND THE RULES – for the sake of development

I just learned of this amazing school in Australia that allows children to go barefoot and climb trees, along the same lines of our TimberNook programming. Amazed and inspired that a school was bending the rules for the sake of the children, it got me thinking how ..

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BRING BACK THE MERRY-GO-ROUND: It is a therapeutic tool

Playgrounds have drastically changed over the years and it is affecting child development in ways that would surprise most seasoned professionals. Due to increasing liability and safety concerns over the years, we’ve replaced the metal playground equipment that towered  ..

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WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pe ..

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