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Attending to Attention Issues

June 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

by Patty Wipfler, Founder of Hand in Hand

“In our busy world, children often don’t get the extended hours to play and experiment that their young minds need in order to thrive. So the problems many children have are actually generated by too much time spent in environments in which children are expected to “behave.”  When a restricted environment isn’t balanced out by an hour or more a day when children can run hard, laugh hard, wrestle, be daring, and engage in spontaneous play, the strain shows in their behavior. The symptoms that trigger diagnoses can and often are the result of “APP”–Absence of Physical Play.”

At Riviera PlaySchool we combine a perfect balance of gross motor opportunities and FREE play in wide open environment, with fine motor discovery.  We combine the best of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia…  read more about why play is important in this article from Hand in Hand:

Lots of Love,


Riviera PlaySchool in Redondo Beach, CA
A Mindful program for the ‘Whole Child,’ inspired by the best of Attachment Parenting, Reggio Emilia, Bev Bos, Montessori, Waldorf and Non-Violent Communication.

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