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Vitamin N (‘N’ is for nature) is everything the worried parent needs...The accessibility of Louv’s writing is what truly shines, and his enthusiasm, so evident in earlier works, is on overdrive here. Anyone who works with children will embrace this title; families will be thrilled by its offerings. This is, without question, another shot out of the park for nature-advocate Louv.” Colleen Mondor for Booklist, starred review
 
“Louv (The Nature Principle) proclaims the many advantages of reconnecting with nature, both for children and adults, in an insightful and practical guide chock full of inspirational advice... Issuing an imperative that everyone should heed, this important new book provides the tools to reclaim the wonders and health benefits of nature.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Balancing the needs of time-stressed families with activities that appeal to different cultural backgrounds, and those that require organization as well as encourage independence, Louv strikes gold again… Louv has become a national leader in advocating for kids to connect with nature. His macrovision of ecological health speaks beyond the benefits of youngsters getting dirty. Essential for all collections.”Library Journal, Starred Review

About the Author

Richard Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, is the author of seven books, including Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. The chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org), he is also honorary cochair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He has written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on The Early Show, Good Morning America, Today, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, and many other programs. For more information, visit www.lastchildinthewoods.com.
 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (April 12, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616205784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616205782
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I received this book through a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

“Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life” was a great read. There are “500 Ways to Enrich Your Family's Health & Happiness,” as stated on the cover. There are ideas in this book for all ages, from infant to adult.
The premise of the book is that we live in a society that has grown away from nature, that we are suffering from what the author has coined “nature-deficit disorder.” The book is full of facts that support the idea that nature is beneficial to humans by relieving stress, anxiety, and depression; helping increase concentration and assisting with ADHD symptoms in children; improving mental and physical health; and aiding creativity and learning. The author encourages time in nature for everyone, including children and adults with special needs. The author suggests joining local outdoor groups to decrease isolation and to build stronger bonds with local people and other families. Though the point of the book is to get outside and into nature, away from the TV, electronic gadgets, and advertising, electronic devices can sometimes be used in tandem with nature to enhance the experience, as with geocaching, which is similar to a treasure hunt that uses GPS. He suggests taking an inexpensive camera and taking photos for older children.
The book discusses the exciting increase in popularity of nature kindergartens and nature preschools. These types of programs take place outside, rain or shine.
I like how the book is formatted. There are text areas, then there are set-apart bolded sections that are part of the 500 suggestions.
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This is not a traditional book, rather it is a book of ideas; jumping off points to have more fun in nature. It operates somewhat like a field guide for having fun in nature for the newly initiated and long-time lovers alike. It definitely helped me move out of my nature rut, as if there is such a thing. The book is packed with over 500 different activities organized into sections. It's easy to skip stuff you aren't interested in and find what you are looking for. I tried eight different activities in one week with my one-year-old and four-year-old and we all had a blast! It was definitely worth the money. I plan to come back to the book again and again. I have it all tabbed up as there are tons of activities I want to try as my children get older. There is a whole section on outdoor games from different countries that I loved. But, my children are a little young for them right now. If you have any interaction with children (as a parent, grandparent, teacher, babysitter), I highly recommend this book.
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I have two active boys under 10 who already know how to work an iPad better than I do. Getting them out in nature beyond the play structure can definitely be a struggle. This book offers over 500 usable, easy, fun, creative ways to get your kids out in nature and let them have a blast. Rich Louv has clearly done a ton of work gathering these ideas together from a wide range of folks- community leaders, parents, educators, children and nature movement leaders. It's a relief that the thinking has been done! With this book, you will never be at a loss for what to do with your kids on any given day, rain or shine. One approach our family is trying is to pick one idea per week, write it up on our family calendar and give it a try. A definite must read for ALL parents today.
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