THE CASE FOR RECESS: Why We Need to Bring Back Free Play

Are children’s physical and mental health and recess related? You bet. Recess is important. It’s the opportunity for children to move their bodies, make new friends, and jump into imaginary worlds. If done correctly, recess can be an invaluable component to foster ..

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Be the change you want to see.

A few weeks ago, in the beautiful state of New Hampshire, we had our fall TimberNook training. We had providers come as far as Ohio, Florida, and even New Zealand to train with us for a week. It was truly inspiring to see the amazing individuals that are stepping forward to b ..

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Fairy Teepees

Ready to get your children outdoors and thinking creatively? Set them up to create their own fairy teepees -- using unusual items. I came up with this idea when I was tryin ..

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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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