Why the Young (and the Rest of Us) Need Nature
-- A Review of Richard Louvs Last Child in the Wood Chapter 4-8
If we randomly get hold of a child and ask if he or she likes to play indoors or outdoors, in nine cases out of ten a direct response of todays wired generation will be like the following, which seems quite obvious. Oh, I like to play indoors better because thats where all the electrical outlets are.
Children born after 1980 seldom hear the words Go and play outside. With few exceptions, they are an excessively constrained and quarantined generation living an over sheltered life with little or almost no direct experience of the natural world. Urban growth and suburban expansion have swallowed up... View More »