The book I chose to read is called, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by: Richard Louv. I chose this book for a few different reasons. One reason I chose this book was because I’ m highly interested in the whole concept of the book and feel very passionate about its reasoning. I also thought it would be a great read to guide me towards a topic for my main project at the end of the Lemelson program. On the plus side, I “read” this book through audible, which enabled me to listed to the book on my drive to and from work everyday. I commonly do this because of my forty-five minute commute from Truckee to Spanish Springs.
The main point of this book it to express the importance of outdoor play and a child’s connection to the natural world. Direct exposure to nature is essential for a child’s physical and emotional development. This book states the lack of exposure to nature and how it can affect the children emotionally, intellectually and academically.
This book states that not only is it important for children to get outside and learn to enjoy the outdoors, but it must be through unstructured activity. It must be an opportunity where the child can be one with themselves and nature. A place where they’re no expectations to be met, and the only thing you have to be worried about is what time you need to be home for dinner. The opportunity to be free with in expectations give the brain the opportunity to fulfill natural curiosities and gain interest and passion for the natural world.
The book also states the connection of nature and ADHD. Calling it “Nature’s Ritalin”. Given that the attention restoration theory through nature can hugely make a difference in the classroom for a ch...
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...mountain that towered them everyday that they were out on the playground. That day I was so shocked, that my next question was, “how many of you have seen lake Tahoe?” Come to my surprise, about one tenth of them raised their hand. How could you live so close to one of the world’s most know landforms and not experience it’s beauty? From that day on, I knew I had a challenge, and that challenge was to find a way to get my students out of the classroom experiencing the natural world. This book has reassured my feelings in this form.
I would recommend this book to any educator, parent or person that wants to make a difference in our world’s future. This book will make a difference in the future of our natural world. I’m extremely excited to start my journey in our final project in the importance of outdoor education and the experience to the natural world.
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