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How to raise a wild child : the art and science of falling in love with nature / Scott D. Sampson.

Sampson, Scott D., (author.).
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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 508.076 SAMPSON (Text) 32826012097713 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 508.076 SAMPSON 2015 (Text) 39206021115421 NonFiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780544279322
  • ISBN: 0544279328
  • Physical Description: xix, 327 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-319) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Bootful of pollywogs : rethinking nature and childhood in perilous times -- Nature, lost and found. Wilding the mind : what is nature, and do we really need it? ; The power of place : discovering nearby nature -- Essential elements. The way of Coyote : nature mentoring basics ; Hitched to everything : place-based learning ; Mothers all the way down : unearthing a sense of story -- Life stages. The playful scientist : mentoring young children ; The age of competence : mentoring during the middle childhood years ; The social animal : mentoring adolescents -- Obstacles and solutions. Dangerous liaisons : balancing technology and nature ; The rewilding revolution : growing nature lovers in the big city -- Epilogue: Widening circles.
Summary, etc.:
"From the beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more American children spend four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors--90 percent less time than their parents did. 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 illness, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in nature seems to yield long-term benefits in kids' cognitive, emotional, and social development. Yet teachers, parents, and other caregivers lack a basic understanding of how to engender a meaningful, lasting connection between children and the natural world. How to Raise a Wild Child offers a timely and engaging antidote, showing how kids' connection to nature changes as they mature. Distilling the latest research in multiple disciplines, Sampson reveals how adults can help kids fall in love with nature--enlisting technology as an ally, taking advantage of urban nature, and instilling a sense of place along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nature study.
Natural history > Study and teaching.
Outdoor education.
Child development.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
NATURE / General.

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