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The Decline of Outdoor Play in Children – And the Rise of Sensory Issues

January 16, 2021 @ 5:30 am 7:00 am EST

As we continue to decrease children’s time to play outdoors, especially during the cold winter months, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children with sensory and motor deficits. Classroom teachers are observing more and more children struggling with attention, increased clumsiness, and even aggressiveness with games on the playground. How can we reverse these alarming trends?

Join us Saturday, January 16, as we virtually welcome Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook, who will share several strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments in all weather conditions using a therapeutic approach to nature play.

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Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center