Balanced and Barefoot

  • by Angela J. Hanscom
  • Narrated by Rebecca Mitchell
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Today's kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need "rough and tumble" outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses?
Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program - that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis - author Angela J. Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment.
With this book, you'll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good information, challenging to listen to as it refers to itself often.

This book is full of important information. However listening to it in audio format was a challenging experience. I also recommend checking out books by people referenced in barefoot and balanced, especially Peter Gray.
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- Patrick R. Quinn

Game Changer

I feel like this book is a game changer. I wish I could get all of my parent friends to listen to it.
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- Skiffgirl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio