How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson audiobook

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

By Scott D. Sampson
Read by Sean Runnette

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780544279322

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154932

  • ISBN: 9781665154918

  • ISBN: 9781665154925

Runtime: 9.94 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science and Sports & Outdoors

American children today spend 90 percent less time playing outdoors than their parents did; instead, they spend an average of 7 hours a day interacting with a screen. Scott Sampson asserts that not only does exposure to nature help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits, it also reduces bullying and helps boost academic scores. Even more important are the long-term benefits linked to cognitive, emotional, and moral development. Distilling the latest research in disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, biology, and education, Sampson reveals how parents and educators can help kids fall in love with nature and instill a sense of place that will help keep the planet healthy. Scott Sampson, a dinosaur paleontologist and VP of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is also know to millions of children and parents as "Dr. Scott the paleontologist" on the PBS kids series Dinosaur Train.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Scott Sampson is one of the leaders of the emerging new nature movement, which places great focus on human health and well-being, particularly for children. In How to Raise a Wild Child, he combines an elegant testimony to the power of the natural world with practical tips for anyone who cares for children. In a time when the connection between humans and the rest of nature is most vulnerable, Scott offers parents and teachers a book of encouragement and knowledge, and to children, the priceless gift of wonder.” Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle
“We all know by now that nature is good for kids, but crossing the threshold into the natural world can seem daunting and overwhelming. Don’t despair, because Scott Sampson has provided us with an instruction manual on how to help our children fall in love with nature. With wisdom, intellect, and empathy, he provides us with a bounty of simple yet profound ways we can enter this natural world, oftentimes starting in our very own backyards. And if we can take the first step of simply going outside with them, he will help us with the rest.” Lili Taylor, board member of the American Birding Association
“Scott Sampson makes a powerful case that connecting people with nature is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Becoming a nature mentor to the kids in our lives is critical not just for the health of youngsters, but also for the places we love and live in. In the end, saving nature—indeed navigating a sustainable path into the future—demands that we find paths to help kids connect and fall in love with nature. With How to Raise a Wild Child, Sampson offers us a map to help us on this journey. And the best part is that we’re going to have a lot of fun along the way!” Dr. M. Sanjayan, senior scientist and executive vice president at Conservation International

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Author

Author Bio: Scott D. Sampson

Author Bio: Scott D. Sampson

Scott Sampson, a dinosaur paleontologist and VP of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is also known to millions of children and parents as Dr. Scott the paleontologist on the PBS Kids series Dinosaur Train.

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Author Bio: Scott Sampson

Author Bio: Scott Sampson

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Author Bio: Sean Runnette

Author Bio: Sean Runnette

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 9.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English