Seacoast Waldorf School will be hosting a lecture on the critical links between nature, the child, and the brain!
Angela Hanscom, founder of the unique and unconventional TimberNook camps that are spreading in New England, will talk about the how lack of movement and play outdoors is affecting child development and academic success.
Join us Tuesday, November 19, from 6:30-8:30pm for this exciting lecture. Here is a sampling of the topics that will be covered:
- Nature as the ultimate sensory experience
- The Upright Children – balance system affected by lack of full-body play
- Water Works – emotional regulation and time spent outdoors
- Double Vision – how movement supports eye function
- Sick, Pale, and Frail – children are getting weaker…
- Promoting Independence Outside
- Fostering Creativity in the Great Outdoors
Today’s children are constantly in an upright position. It is rare to find children rolling down the hill, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We’ve taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. What we don’t realize is that we are keeping children from attaining the very skills needed to keep them safe in the first place!
Hanscom upends traditional thought and practice by revealing the critical links between the child, the brain, and the great outdoors. Hanscom’s upcoming book, Sensory by Design, discusses the critical links between play outdoors, child development, and academic success.
Admission is $10 for one or $15 for two.