The importance of play continued…

If you liked and/or agree with the Slate article I posted which discusses the importance of outside play, check out the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder submitted by one of my readers…

…Instead of passing summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps: as a result, Louv says, they’ve come to think of nature as more of an abstraction than a reality. Indeed, a 2002 British study reported that eight-year-olds could identify Pokémon characters far more easily than they could name “otter, beetle, and oak tree.”…

Check out the full review of this book on Amazon.com.

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