24 February 2009

A Walk in the Woods

I enjoyed this article by Richard Louv in the latest issue of Orion magazine:
A Walk in the Woods: Right or privilege? by Richard Louv
Published in the March/April 2009 issue of Orion magazine

Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder which I haven't read yet, but I found some more interesting articles and videos online and now I've ended up with a list of related books I'd also like to get.

July 16, 2008: In a segment on Nature Deficit Disorder, TODAY’s Ann Curry talks with Richard Louv about ways to help your kids experience nature:

The Abundant Childhood: Nature, Creativity & Health: An Evening with Richard Louv - Indianapolis Museum of Art

No More "Nature-Deficit Disorder"
Richard Louv, January 28 2009, People in Nature

Study Finds Access to Nature Improves Health
Steve Connor, November 07 2008, The Independent (UK)

Have children lost touch with nature?
Stephen Moss, Friday 1 August 2008, Environment blog

The precious gift of parental neglect: Children are having childhood stolen from them
Carol Sarler, December 27 2007, The Times

Resurrecting Free Play in Young Children: Looking Beyond Fitness and Fatness to Attention, Affiliation, and Affect
Hillary L. Burdette, MD, MS; Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159:46-50.

Helicopter Moms vs. Free-Range Kids
Louise Crawford, April 21 2008, Newsweek

Free Range Kids


Green Hour Blog

Nature in the Garden: Fun for Kids - Natural England

Books I want to read:
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society by Tim Gill
Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society by William C. Crain
I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature by Jennifer Ward
Earthwise: Environmental Crafts and Activities with Young Children by Carol Petrash


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