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Project Nature Recommended Reading for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

Available October 15, 2024!

Digging Into Nature: Outdoor Adventures for Happier and Healthier Kids

Pooja Sarin Tandon, MD, MPH, FAAP and Danette Swanson Glassy, MD, FAAP

Children living in the United States spend an average of 7 hours a day on entertainment media, including TVs, phones, computers, and video game systems. It’s a lose-lose scenario. Kids are suffering the effects of too much screen time and they’re missing out on the very real benefits of spending time outside.

Pediatricians and nature experts Pooja Sarin Tandon and Danette Swanson Glassy make the convincing case that children and families will be happier, healthier, and more resilient when spending time in nature. They offer a wealth of suggestions for nature-based activities and suggestions for overcoming common challenges busy families face when trying to increase their outdoor time.

The authors address the importance of nature for children’s health at every age from infancy through adolescence and link their suggested activities to key developmental milestones. Digging Into Nature takes an inclusive approach, providing practical tips for parents of children with special health care needs, chronic health conditions, and cultural considerations to help all children reap the gifts that the great outdoors offer.

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  • Paperback, 200 pages
  • ISBN 9781610027441
  • Price: $19.95

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