Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together

Companions in Wonder Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together Rachel Carson s classic essay Help Your Child to Wonder urged adults to help children experience the sense of wonder that comes only from a relationship with nature It s clear we haven t succeede

  • Title: Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together
  • Author: Julie Dunlap Stephen R. Kellert
  • ISBN: 9780262516907
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rachel Carson s classic 1956 essay Help Your Child to Wonder urged adults to help children experience the sense of wonder that comes only from a relationship with nature It s clear we haven t succeeded in following her advice eight year olds surveyed in the United Kingdom could identify Pok mon characters than common wildlife species and Richard Louv s recent bRachel Carson s classic 1956 essay Help Your Child to Wonder urged adults to help children experience the sense of wonder that comes only from a relationship with nature It s clear we haven t succeeded in following her advice eight year olds surveyed in the United Kingdom could identify Pok mon characters than common wildlife species and Richard Louv s recent best selling book Last Child in the Woods identifies a nature deficit disorder in children around the world But today a growing number of environmentally minded parents, teachers, and other adults are seeking to restore nature to its rightful place in children s lives This anthology gathers personal essays recounting adventures great and small with children in the natural world The authors writing as parents, teachers, mentors, and former children describe experiences that range from bird watching to an encounter with an apple butter loving grizzly bear Rick Bass captures fireflies with his children and reflects on fatherhood Michael Branch observes wryly that both gardening and parenting are disciplines of sustainability Lauret Savoy wonders how African American children can connect to the the land after generations of estrangement and Sandra Steingraber has the big talk with her children, not about sex but about global warming By turns lyrical, comic, and earnest, these writings guide us to closer connections with nature and with the children in our lives, for the good of the planet and our own spiritual and physical well being.

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    1 thought on “Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together”

    1. A terrific anthology that gives voices to the underrepresented in environmental literature, demonstrating how we can keep our kids outside.

    2. Amanda Jaros, blog editor, found a book that helped her share experiences and develop memories with her own child. She writes, "As a mother, one of the most important things I think I can do is to play outdoors with my son. And one of the books that has inspired me to this end is Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together, edited by Julie Dunlap and Stephen Kellert. This anthology is packed with essays and narratives by mothers and fathers and aunts and uncles, about the [...]

    3. This book is a compilation of essays by adults about their experiences in nature as children or with their children. In addition to teaching the importance of exposure to natural environments for a child's developmental needs, and exploring the deepening of relationships through memories made outside together, I appreciated the stories of healing that occurred when children (or adults) experiencing loss found peace in their connection with nature. Some essays are superb; others less so (I recomm [...]

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