This second edition of Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods will change the way you think about your children's connection with the natural world.
Author: Richard Louv
Softcover; 334 pages
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; copyright 2008
Second edition includes a field guide with 100 practical actions we can take, updated research and 35 discussion points for classrooms and communities
Also includes a progress report by Richard Louv
This groundbreaking work discusses the staggering divide between children and the outdoors. Louv directly links the absence of nature in the lives of today's wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends: obesity, attention disorders and depression. This is the first book to bring together a body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions to heal the broken bond.