Why Walking Laps at Recess Time Isn't a Good Idea

I was in the middle of feeding my baby boy, when the phone rang. “I need your help,” the person on the other line said. It was an old friend of mine. “Our school is making it mandatory that the children walk laps during recess time.” She went on to te ..

Read More

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 ..

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

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 ..

Read More