Finished a book: Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit DisorderLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I skimmed the last third because my library renewals ran out, but it was a good read regardless–validating in a lot of our choices already, and inspiring to improve some of our lifestyle again. More camping, more unstructured outdoor time, more fishing, more bird watching, more hiking, more being outdoors in all weather. Since our kid is only three it’s hard to accomplish some of this (I can’t quite push her outdoors unsupervised just yet since we don’t have a yard, or expect her patience to hold up on long hikes), but I think I’ll enjoy revisiting this book when she’s eight or so and hopefully partaking in nature without me always by her side. I need to improve the example I set too; this book brought a (bit surprising) dose of guilt regarding screens, and I’m sure to my kid this laptop appears as an extension of me.

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