Vitamin N

Vitamin N

The Essential Guide To A Nature-Rich Life

eBook - 2016
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From the bestselling authority on connecting children with nature, a one-of-a-kind guide chock-full of practical ideas, advice, and inspiration for creating a nature-rich life--for kids and grown-ups. In his groundbreaking international bestseller Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv spotlighted the alienation of children from the natural world, 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, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. Vitamin N is the comprehensive practical handbook, a companion to both Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, that readers have been craving, a complete prescription for immediately enjoying the natural world: five hundred activities, scores of informational websites, an abundance of down-to-earth advice, and dozens of thought-provoking essays--a complete prescription for immediately enjoying the natural world. Unlike other guidebooks, Vitamin N (for "nature") addresses the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for finding nature-centered schools, medical professionals, and even careers; suggestions for calming infants through nature, building a nature vocabulary with toddlers, and making a rain gauge with elementary school children as well as helping tweens become citizen scientists and exploring geocaching with older kids; plus information on how the whole family can join nature clubs, volunteer to restore damaged habitats, or play outdoor games from all over the world--games that cannot be digitized. Vitamin N is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as joyful as it is essential, at any age. "Richard Louv's Vitamin N should find its place in the list of essential vitamins! If we stress a connection to the natural environment ... we can lessen the lifelong effects of a stressful childhood, including depression, obesity, behavior problems, drug use, and risk-taking behavior. " 'Mary Brown, MD, former board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
ISBN: 161620561X (electronic bk.)
9781616205614 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 155.91 LOU
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Recorded Books, Inc

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LPL_ShirleyB Jun 24, 2016

Nurture nature in our community. Richard Louv’s latest book offers practical and succinct ideas and inspiration to savor, share and expand our relationship with the natural world. Print and online references are noted to cultivate your plan, including childrenandnature.org. Find deeper context in the author’s related books: “Last Child in the Woods” and “The Nature Principle”.

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