TITLE

WHY KIDS NEED NATURE

PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Jun-Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents author Richard Louv's comments on the importance of children's direct experiences with nature. Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder," maintains that this disconnect from the natural world is producing ill effects in both the minds and bodies of young children. While Louv grants that this is a serious problem, he's optimistic that well-meaning, forward-thinking parents and educators can work to close the kid-nature gap. When a child is out in nature, all the senses get activated. He is immersed in something bigger than himself, rather than focusing narrowly on one thing, such as a computer screen. Schools, too, including pre-schools, can incorporate natural surroundings.
ACCESSION #
17237572

 

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