Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life (Paperback)Richard Louv (author)
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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 his comprehensive practical handbook, a companion to both Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, a complete prescription for enjoying the natural world right now, with
scores of informational websites
and an abundance of down-to-earth advice
Unlike other guidebooks, Vitamin N (for 'nature') addresses the whole family and the wider community, with tips for calming infants through nature, building a nature vocabulary with toddlers, and measuring weather with school children, as well as helping tweens become citizen scientists and exploring geocaching with teens; 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.
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.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 236 x 159 x 20 mm
This book is an absolute must-read for parents. -- Review for THE LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS * The Boston Globe *
Louv proclaims the many advantages of reconnecting with nature, both for children and adults, in an insightful and practical guide chock full of inspirational advice... This important new book provides the tools to reclaim the wonders and health benefits of nature. * Publishers Weekly *
Vitamin N [is] a cheerfully pragmatic, can-do manual on parenting. Louv offers 500 simple, creative strategies for getting kids outdoors and creating a lasting connection with the natural world... We must create a nature-filled world, starting now-in our families, neighborhoods, and communities. * Outside Magazine *
One of the 3 best reasons to go outdoors * Daily Mail *
A unique guide to connecting children with nature * Green Parent *