This timely, significant work carries a far-reaching message for families and the planet. Publishers weekly “in a time when the connection between humans and the rest of nature is most vulnerable, and to children, Scott offers parents and teachers a book of encouragement and knowledge, the priceless gift of wonder.
Richard louv, author of last child in the woods and The Nature Principle The average North American child now spends about seven hours a day staring at screens and mere minutes engaged in unstructured play outdoors. How to raise a wild child is a timely and engaging antidote, parents, and other caregivers the necessary tools to engender a meaningful, offering teachers, lasting connection between children and the natural world.
Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. It can reduce bullying, combat obesity, and boost academic scores. With wisdom, and empathy, intellect, Sampson provides us with a bounty of simple yet profound ways we can enter this natural world, oftentimes starting in our very own backyards.
Lili taylor, mom, and board member of the american birding association “Sampson makes a cogent case for the importance of cultivating a ‘nature connection’ in children and offers thoughtful guidance on how to do so amid today's pressures of hectic, actor, high-tech, increasingly urbanized life.
Scientific american MIND Mariner Books. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits.
Play The Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids
This woodland adventure book brings the activities and--learning through nature--ethos of Forest School to the parents of nursery and primary school-age children. With a fun, child-friendly design, this book offers an immersive experience for all the family. It's packed full of ideas, from making nature jewellery and whittling a bow and arrow to building a shelter and foraging for food; it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence and social skills through engagement with nature.
Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids. Activity variations target different age groups, and there are ideas for small groups for play dates, for example, or children's birthday parties as well as things to do with just one or two children. Help your child connect with nature, be adventurous and most of all have fun, with these woodland games, crafts and other activities from Forest School.
The rise of the forest school movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media scare stories about child obesity, "nature deficit disorder" as described in Last Child in the Woods and lack of exposure to risk. The book is designed to be robust enough to withstand outdoor handling while also being attractive as a gift for "green" parents, with charming illustrations and a retro design that together create a magical feel and chime with the back-to-nature content.
. While the book is aimed at parents, the activity instructions are written in a simple style so that children can read them too, who are encouraged to guide the play, and the illustrations are also intended to be enjoyed by children. As well as sharing forest school's brilliant ideas for activities, for example, this book encourages parents to follow aspects of the Forest School approach in the way they handle play sessions; in, getting adults to engage actively while being careful to let the kids lead; in framing sessions with small rituals.
Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children
Book full of helpful information about the benefits of letting your children play outside freely. Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids. With this book, you’ll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
Encourages outdoor exploration, parent-child bonding, creative play, exercise. A brilliant source of tips and advice for enjoying the benefits of the great outdoors! Learn about why and how outdoor play is so beneficial. Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments.
Hanscom. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. So, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—author Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, mind, and all of their senses? Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, even if you live in an urban environment.
Disturbingly, emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder ADHD, and aggressiveness at school recess break. Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens.
A Year of Forest School: Outdoor Play and Skill-building Fun for Every Season
Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. Structured around the four seasons of the year, each chapter is packed full of step-by-step Forest School games and activities that harmonize with the weather and what’s happening in nature at that time of year, with a nod to seasonal festivals such as Easter and Christmas.
More games, crafts and skills Forest School style, building on the success of Play the Forest School Way. This book is organized by season to encourage kids to get outdoors come rain, here is a brilliant selection of brand-new games, shine or snow!Following on from the bestselling Play the Forest School Way, crafts and activities to get kids developing new skills and exploring the natural world all year round.
Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids. In spring, or inspired by bird song craft sistrums from sticks and bottle tops, for example, you could make a mud birthday cake to celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, or make a clay hare and enjoy dandelion tea and a chocolate egg hunt at a spring day out.
Each of the four seasonal chapters includes a description of an extended session combining active and quieter activities plus, for some, an idea for foraging/cooking to guide Forest School leaders planning themed days and parents looking for party inspiration or nature days out. The forest school ethos of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence, self-esteem and emotional intelligence is exactly what’s needed in an era when childhood problems such as obesity and anxiety are on the rise.
At forest school, building a lasting connection with a specific part of the natural world, children return to the same location again and again, and this book in its year-round approach will bring this aspect of Forest School play to the fore. Hanscom.
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Book full of helpful information about the benefits of letting your children play outside freely. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Today, such as beetles and oak trees, average eight-year-olds are better able to identify cartoon characters than native species, in their own community.
This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. Last child in the woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development-physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Great product! I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are, " reports a fourth-grader. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. Encourages outdoor exploration, creative play, parent-child bonding, exercise. A brilliant source of tips and advice for enjoying the benefits of the great outdoors!
Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. The rate at which doctors prescribe antidepressants to children has doubled in the last five years, and recent studies show that too much computer use spells trouble for the developing mind.
There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids from Friluftsliv to Hygge
The brewing culture clash finally came to a head when McGurk was fined for letting her children play in a local creek, setting off an online firestorm when she expressed her anger and confusion on her blog. A perfect antidote to the hyper-vigilant, standardized-tested, extra-electrified, house-arrested, 21st-century childhood.
Richard louv, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods and Vitamin N Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, happier lives for her American children.
When swedish-born linda mcgurk moved to small-town Indiana with her American husband to start a family, she quickly realized that her outdoorsy ways were not the norm. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services.
Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids. The rules and parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. There’s no such thing as bad weather is a fascinating personal narrative that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors, resilient, and illustrates how the Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthier, and confident children in America.
Learn about why and how outdoor play is so beneficial. Struggling to fit in and to decide what was best for her children, McGurk turned to her own childhood for answers.
Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life
That book “rivaled rachel carson’s silent spring” the cincinnati Enquirer, was “an absolute must-read for parents” the Boston Globe, and “an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child” the New York Times. From the author of the new york times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection--from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, with 500 activities for children and adults Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays Scores of informational websites Down-to-earth advice In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Vitamin N for “nature” is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun.
Algonquin Books. Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. His follow-up book, the nature principle, addressed the needs of adults and outlined a “new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live” McClatchy Newspapers.
Vitamin n is a one-of-a-kind, medical professionals, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, comprehensive, and even careers. Encourages outdoor exploration, parent-child bonding, creative play, exercise.
A brilliant source of tips and advice for enjoying the benefits of the great outdoors!
Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning
Learn about why and how outdoor play is so beneficial. His expertise and passion have led him to authoring seven books and being identified as one of the "gurus and rock stars of environmental education" by Teacher magazine. Algonquin Books. Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J.
This helpful guide provides the curriculum, ideas, and guidance needed to foster special gifts in children. Environmental education expert David Sobel joins with a variety of colleagues to share their experiences and steps for creating a successful forest kindergarten program. Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids.
He currently serves as senior faculty in the education department at Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. Book full of helpful information about the benefits of letting your children play outside freely. It also gives you the nuts and bolts of running a successful nature preschool business, staff and curriculum design, best practices for success, such as potential obstacles, site and facility management, and business planning.
Nature preschools and Forest Kindergartens provides the mentorship and guidance to become a leader in nature-based education. David sobel has spent the last twenty-five years working in the field of child development, place-based education, and parenting with nature. Great product! Hanscom.
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World Julia Rothman
Book full of helpful information about the benefits of letting your children play outside freely. Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. Great product! Encourages outdoor exploration, parent-child bonding, creative play, exercise. A brilliant source of tips and advice for enjoying the benefits of the great outdoors!
Learn about why and how outdoor play is so beneficial. Algonquin Books. Nature anatomy the Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World. See the world in a whole new way! acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world.
Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, how sunsets work, monarch butterfly migration, the inside of a volcano, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you. Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids.
Hanscom. Nature preschools and Forest Kindergartens The Handbook for Outdoor Learning.
I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
Book full of helpful information about the benefits of letting your children play outside freely. Jennifer ward is the author of numerous acclaimed parenting books and books for children, inspired by nature. Jennifer ward has created a book that will serve to gently introduce parents to nature, even as parents are using it to help guide a child into the narural world.
Hanscom. Great product! Nature anatomy the Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World. Children—and parents—learn to observe, as well as appreciate, the basic joys of getting their hands dirty and feet wet. Nature preschools and Forest Kindergartens The Handbook for Outdoor Learning. Learn about why and how outdoor play is so beneficial.
Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. Algonquin Books. Discoveres become shared experience. From the forword by richard Louv Play the forest school Way Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids. Ships from Vermont. I love dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors.
Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World
When ben hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start. Nature preschools and Forest Kindergartens The Handbook for Outdoor Learning. We are inspired to ask: what is the true meaning of "home" when the place a family lives is school, how do parenting decisions affect a child's learning? And exactly how much trouble can a couple of curious boys gallivanting in the wild woods all day get into? Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and curriculum? When the parent is also the teacher, school system, and the best "education" is never confined to a classroom.
Ships from Vermont. Encourages outdoor exploration, creative play, parent-child bonding, exercise. A brilliant source of tips and advice for enjoying the benefits of the great outdoors! They learn, they test boundaries, they read, they fail, they challenge themselves, they play, they recover. Nature anatomy the Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World.
Written by pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook Angela J. This approach has allowed the boys to develop confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity. Learn about why and how outdoor play is so beneficial. Living in tune with the natural world teaches us to reclaim our passion, curiosity, and connectivity.