How To Raise A Wild Child

Author: Scott D. Sampson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544279190
Size: 75.88 MB
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“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, Scott offers parents and teachers a book of encouragement and knowledge, and to children, 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. Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat obesity, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in natural settings seems to yield long-term benefits in kids’ cognitive, emotional, and social development. How to Raise a Wild Child is a timely and engaging antidote, offering teachers, parents, and other caregivers the necessary tools to engender a meaningful, lasting connection between children and the natural world. “With wisdom, intellect, and empathy, [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, actor, 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, high-tech, increasingly urbanized life.”—Scientific American MIND

Love In The Time Of Ethnography

Author: Lucinda Carspecken
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498543189
Size: 12.40 MB
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In Love in the Time of Ethnography, the contributors argue that research is an affective process as well as a cognitive one. The authors explore love—variously defined—as an important facet of human experience, as a way of knowing and as an ethical rationale for ethnography.

Hike It Baby

Author: Shanti Hodges
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493033913
Size: 48.69 MB
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New parents and parents of toddlers face unique challenges when it comes to planning outdoor trips. “Family-friendly trail” is often a misleading phrase, and doesn’t take young children under the age of 5 into consideration, whose safety and comfort require a different perspective. The unpredictable nature of little ones leads many parents to put their adventure dreams on the back burner, missing out on years of meaningful experiences as a family. Hike it Baby presents 100 outdoor adventures across the U.S. that you can take with babies and toddlers (really!), along with everything you need to know about exploring the natural world. Sourced from real families using Hike it Baby’s trail-tested system, this book helps moms and dads get out there in their comfort zone, yet feel like hardcore adventurers! Whether you’ve always wanted to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, splash around in gentle Northwest waterfalls, or scramble up rocks in the desert surrounded by Joshua Trees, this book shows you how to plan a truly memorable journey together.

Reuniting Children With Nature Nature S Guide To Happier Healthier Kids

Author: Dr. Jenny Lloyd-Strovas
Publisher: Nature Matters with Dr. Jenny
ISBN: 1646337603
Size: 59.20 MB
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Do you have a hard time pulling your child away from the screen and into nature? Are you interested in getting outside more but are unsure of what to DO when you’re out there? Do you want to develop your child’s curiosity and love for nature, but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! As a mom, I know the struggle of getting kids outside and engaged with nature! It can be stressful, overwhelming and downright frustrating to plan activities, get out the door, and feel like we know enough to make the experience somewhat interesting for us and our kids. Because so many parents struggle with this, I developed a recipe that will help you get your kids outside and engaged with nature. The recipe is easy to follow, adaptable to your family, and comes out great, every time. This book includes the recipe along with practical tips for getting outside, packing checklists, safety suggestions, planning strategies, and activities that can be used for any age during any season. Reuniting Children with Nature is a detailed how-to guide where I take all the guess work out of getting outside and give you strategies and activities to help you and your child engage in nature. The best part is, everything in this book can be used over and over again as your children age and mature.

You Can Be A Paleontologist

Author: Scott D. Sampson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426327285
Size: 50.18 MB
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Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery!