Balanced and Barefoot – TimberNook Seminar Series 2019

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Hawke's Bay, Otago

Posted: 14 January 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9qFR

Balanced and Barefoot – exploring how unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident and capable children.

Hear Angela Hanscom, a paediatric occupational therapist and founder of the award winning international TimberNook programme, speak about why unrestricted movement and outdoor play are vital for a child’s cognitive and physical development. Wendy Pirie, Director of TimberNook New Zealand will also share her insights into the hidden 'gems' of outdoor play and why they influence education.

This seminar will be of interest to families, educators, occupational therapists and other health professionals interested in exploring the concept of using the environment as a 'third teacher' to enhance child development.

Auckland – 6–8pm, Tuesday 19 March. Girl Guides Taitamariki, Takapuna.

Dunedin – 6–8pm, Wednesday 20 March. Anderson's Bay School.

Hawke's Bay – 9–11am, Saturday 23 March. EIT Taradale.

Bookings through Eventfinder, tickets $99 each plus booking fee.

Events summary


19 March 2019 – 19 March 2019


20 March 2019 – 20 March 2019

Hawke's Bay

23 January 2019 – 23 January 2019

Further information

Contact: Wendy Pirie

 (027) 329 6776