Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Last Child in the Woods

With most American schools either enjoying or approaching Thanksgiving break, many parents wonder how to keep children occupied while they cook, clean and prep for the holiday. Perhaps this is the ideal time to revisit some classic advice from award-winning journalist Richard Louv.


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Richard Louv, 2005, 2008. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Read the full article:
http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/article.aspx?id=19602

NOTE: "Since most of my books for boys are adventures that take place outside, I'm very much in favor of this book. In fact, I'd add to the title, "And when they come back inside, have them read a book."
Max Elliot Anderson

5 comments:

wordwranglernc said...

I heard about this book on our local Christian radio station a few weeks ago. The author was in town. Sounds like a good one!

Lea said...

What is more problem with kids is they don't have the interest in reading books. We just have to convince them to do so.

'Mina said...

Great book! I recommend reading it. Time outside seems to calm my kids and ignite their creativity.

If I had enough $ I would buy a wooded lot for my kids to play in!!!

Princess Clair said...

Last Child in the Woods this book amounts to a warning to society to take action before it's too late. Nature-deficit disorder threatens the well-being of our entire planet. If our children and grandchildren become alienated from nature, they are unlikely to protect it.

Princess Clair said...

Last Child in the Woods this book amounts to a warning to society to take action before it's too late. Nature-deficit disorder threatens the well-being of our entire planet. If our children and grandchildren become alienated from nature, they are unlikely to protect it.