Calling all therapists: TimberNook as prevention

Calling all therapists.... First published by MeOTA (Maine Occupational Therapy Association), January 31, 2014 As occupational therapists, we feel one of childrens’ primary occupations is play. In fact, pediatric occupational therapists are master ..

Read More

To Play or Not to Play: Organized Sports

To play or not to play organized sports, has been a dilemma in our family over the past year. It is a constant dialog between my husband and I, and an internal struggle of mine. Part of me is thrilled beyond belief that my eight-year-old daughter has found a sport that she is ..

Read More

All Kids Fall...And it's O.K.

Sometimes we need to experience falling - in order to learn how to get back up again. The same goes for children. They need to fall from time to time. When children fall, they learn to get up, wipe themselves off, and continue on. They learn how to persevere: a very impo ..

Read More

Inspired by Child's Play

It is a very cold day, just hovering above zero degrees. Yet, my children insist on going outside to play. I give in easily, knowing some fresh air could do them good. We bundle them up from head to toe, my little 5 and 8-year-old daughters. They look like little marshmallows ..

Read More