Facilitated by: Jade Rogers, Owner of TimberNook Elgin, Registered Occupational Therapist (Ontario)

Join Occupational Therapist, Jade Rogers for this special in-person gathering at the beautiful TimberNook Elgin site. Gathered around the firepit, Jade will lead us in an exploration of the connection between play and sensory integration.
She will also highlight the benefits of outdoor play for:
  • The sensory system including vestibular, proprioception, touch and organization of the brain;
  • The body including strength, endurance, posture, gross and fine motor skills;
  • The mind including social skills, emotional regulation and cognitive skills;
  • The spirit including peace, connections to each other and to the Earth, 

…and how to inspire outdoor play including loose parts, invitations to play, and time and space!

Located in the heart of Elgin County, just 15 minutes from St. Thomas and 30 minutes from London, TimberNook Elgin is a forty acre property that holds many secret places to explore amongst the Carolinian forest, rolling hills, fallen trees and muddy bogs. Come and play! While we welcome participation from outside of the Early Years sector, please note these learning opportunities are intended for early years professionals and the early years lens will be emphasized.

 

While we welcome participation from outside of the Early Years sector, please note these learning opportunities are intended for early years professionals and the early years lens will be emphasized.

 

Jade Rogers is a registered Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been working as an OT for ten years and has always had an interest in working with children. Upon graduation, Jade worked as an OT in schools and has had a vision of change ever since; having her own children re-ignited a spark to get children playing outside and learning outside the walls of a classroom. When Jade found TimberNook she realized she shared this vision with an army of other outdoor play advocates and her career path was solidified.
Outside of TimberNook, Jade is also starting her own private paediatric OT business called Outdoor Occupational Therapy Elgin and volunteers with a local festival committee where she runs children’s programming. Personally, Jade enjoys reading, sports and outdoor adventures with her husband, two sons, and giant Newfoundland dog.

 

 

To access printable poster, please use the following link: CoP: Outdoor Play Poster

 

Wednesday, October 12

6:30 – 8:30PM

TimberNook Elgin

4220 Thomas Rd, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1J2


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