Maya’s Marvelous Walk in the Woods

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In Last Child in the Woods, published in 2005, Richard Louv coined the term “nature-deficit disorder” to describe the human cost of alienation from the natural world. At a time when the virtual is fast becoming our reality, the impact on young children’s development remains an open question. Today’s researchers, on torturously slow academic timelines, are scurrying to find the answers in real time, parents’ and teachers’ anxiety growing.

Meanwhile, in other developed countries, outdoor preschools and kindergartens have taken root in ancient forests and city parks. Those who create the worlds that children inhabit in and away . . . Read full article →

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