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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For the love of fort building

My eight-year-old daughter is in love with building forts. She sees the potential in all that is set before her and uses objects in ways that I would never have imagined. I continue to be amazed when she takes an ordinary item and creates something that becomes so much m ..

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Part 1: Children don't need formal exercise - just PLAY!

The days are getting longer. The snow is melting. Spring is FINALLY here! We can all rejoice in the sun and warmer weather. Feeling extra giddy about the nice weather, I surprised my five-year-old daughter by playing on the monkey bars in our backyard. I must have looked ..

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