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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More than just play.

When I tell people I'm a pediatric occupational therapist and that I run nature programming, a look of confusion often crosses their face. "Huh?" "You're a special needs camp?" "I don't get it. You're going to do occupational therapy with our children?" From ..

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Children need space!

An outdoor classroom affords children the space and freedom to play - unhindered by adult fears.... Through our observations of children playing in the woods versus playing in the backyard during pick-up and drop-off for TimberNook camps (which is right near a house), we' ..

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An Interview with a Teacher

How many of you have heard the term, "Common Core?" What first comes to mind when you hear these words? For me, I think of something that started out as a good idea, but was implemented completely wrong. Children should not be "boxed" in. They shouldn't be expected to al ..

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