New Book Alert!
One of the most common responses to The Land from parents and teachers is, "ok, I GET It but how can I convince other people? Where is the EVIDENCE that freely chosen play BENEFITS kids??" It's true that hard facts and figures can tip the scales for folks on the fence, and are critical for decision-makers sticking their necks out to support an adventure play initiative. I bring you:
Balanced and Barefoot: How Unstructured outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children WOHOOO!!*
In Balanced and Barefoot, Angela Hanscom gives adults permission to release the reins without fear. Her expertise as an occupational therapist affirms what so many of us know intuitively: children thrive when they have access to rich, self-directed play opportunities.
Available now! (Use it for good, not evil!)
*ok, the wohooo is ours... not part of the actual title...