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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, WE HAD A HUGE PLAYROOM; IT WAS CALLED “OUTSIDE.”
“Many children are kept from crawling. Even more children are kept from falling. Plenty of children are told “no” when they attempt to climb on top of a rock or pick up a stick. Little kids are told not to spin in circles and are kept from rolling down hills. It is my opinion – supported by observing scores of kids, in clinic and out – that by constantly restricting children’s movements we impede the development of strong vestibular systems (balance), which most children will achieve naturally through physical trial and error. If we don’t allow children to take (safe) risks and test themselves, they can seem clumsy, uncoordinated, and unsafe at an early age.benefits…”
– Angela Hanscom, pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook

Your Baby’s Call of the Wild (Guest Post by Angela Hanscom)

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