The need for a LONGER recess

Children are lucky if they get one twenty-minute recess session a day! As a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook camps, I have a problem with short recess sessions. I’ll tell you why…. I remember back in the early 1980s, when I was ..

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First hand experience

There is something to be said about letting children get their hands dirty and participate in the day-to-day chores around the house. Let your child join you in activities like cutting fruit and vegetables, cooking and cleaning, and feeding the pets. Children make all sorts of co ..

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Playing with Sticks

“Put the stick down!” I have heard mothers scream to their children on more than one occasion, as the child goes to pick up a stick. Often times they say this before the child is even able to start using their imagination – in fear they may “poke their ..

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Wonders of Exploration

Have you seen the look of wonder and awe on your child's face recently? When children have the freedom to explore, these expressions naturally appear. Great natural wonders include Niagara Falls, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Grand Canyon, Taj Mahal, the Great Wall ..

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