Balanced and Barefoot Blog

Outdoor play and the unrestricted freedom of movement-based programs are vital for children’s cognitive and physical development, and help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced and resilient adults.

Child Born of the Woods

Every year at our TimberNook conference, teachers and providers share stories of the amazing effects TimberNook has on children in their programs. This past year, we invited six teenagers and young adults who spent many years at TimberNook to share their own stories...

ADD and the benefits of outdoor play

When I was eight, I would sit down at the counter after school, lay out all my homework, but I wouldn’t get anything done for 2 hours. I wouldn’t fidget or run around, but I’d get distracted, get a snack, start to do homework, and then daydream instead. My mom tried...