The CIRCLE Book Club


Exclusive CIRCLE Membership Q&A Book Club Session

Featuring Angela Hanscom,

Author of Balanced and Barefoot

Are you passionate about child development and the benefits of nature-based play? Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join us for an insightful Q&A session with Angela Hanscom, the celebrated author of Balanced and Barefoot!

Event Details

  • Date: July 9
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm (EST)
  • Location: LIVE on Zoom

    Why Attend?

    Angela Hanscom is a nationally recognized occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, an innovative nature-based developmental program. Her groundbreaking book, Balanced and Barefoot, highlights the importance of letting kids get outside for healthier, happier lives. This session will give you unique insights into her work, her inspirations, and practical tips for fostering natural development in children.


    What You’ll Get:

    • Exclusive Insights: Get firsthand knowledge from Angela Hanscom herself and deepen your understanding of the topics covered in Balanced and Barefoot.
    • Interactive Q&A: Engage directly with Angela during the interactive session. Have your questions ready and get personalized answers or send your questions to and Victoria will ask them for you.
    • Community Connection: Connect with like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for child development and outdoor play.

      About Angela Hanscom

      Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of the award-winning TimberNook program. Her expertise shines in Balanced and Barefoot, where she emphasizes the critical role of unrestricted outdoor play for children’s development. Her innovative approach has transformed numerous lives and communities.

      Don’t Miss Out!

      Spaces for this event are limited, so be sure to register soon! Let’s dive into the wisdom of Balanced and Barefoot and discover how we can create healthier environments for our children.

      Ready to Join the Conversation? Register Now!

      FREE Outdoor Classroom Library of Nature Based Children’s Books PDF

      Hi I’m Victoria

      My garden story started when I was a parent at my child’s elementary school spearheading the transformation of an old desolate courtyard into a children’s Garden & Outdoor Classroom. This process changed my entire philosophy of education and triggered my research into The Four Types of Gardens, the Five Phases of Teaching Outdoors and the benefits of teaching outdoors on child development.

      I now inspire teachers and parents to create outdoor classrooms and backyard learning gardens. At Outdoor Classrooms, my mission is to create a community of like-minded educators from all over the world that eagerly support, playfully learn, willingly collaborate while on the journey to reconnect children with nature. .

      – Victoria Hackett