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.

Posted on November 9

How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Helps Children Find Their Voices

Becky Bowen, M.A. CCC-SLP

Becky Bowen, M.A. CCC-SLP

By Becky Bowen, M.A. CCC-SLP I had a fantastic summer, because I got to spend it at camp. As a speech-language pathologist, I was interested in not only what the campers were doing at TimberNook, but what they were saying as well The benefits of free play in the great outdoors are well-documented: gross motor, […]