It’s not only computers, TV, video games that is keeping our kids inside. It’s loads of homework, busy parent schedules, lack of access to natural areas. As children’s connections to nature diminish, psychological implications become apparent. Nature offers powerful relaxation, playfulness, stress relief. Environment based education dramatically improves test scores & grades. Develops skills in problem solving & critical thinking, stimulates curiosity & creativity.
In Last Child In The Woods, Louv talks with parents, kids, teachers, scientists, researchers, environmentalists who recognise the real threat & offer practical, easy solutions. An alternative future, one in which parents help kids experience the natural world more deeply & find joy of connectedness in the process.