Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children (Paperback)
"Angela Hanscom is a powerful voice for balance."
--Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods
Angela J. Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook--an award-winning developmental and nature-based program that has gained international popularity. She holds a master's degree in occupational therapy, and an undergraduate degree in kinesiology (the study of movement) with a concentration in health fitness. Awarded a "Hometown Hero" by Glamour magazine for her innovative work with TimberNook, Hanscom has also been a frequent contributor to The Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column, and was featured on the NPR education blogs Children & Nature Network and MindShift. Hanscom resides in Barrington, NH. Foreword writer Richard Louv is a journalist, and author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. He is cofounder of the Children and Nature Network--an organization helping to connect people to the natural world. He's written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more, and appears on programs such as NBC's Today and NPR's Fresh Air.