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Author: Robin Moore & Nilda Cosco, PhD
Publisher: PERSEUS / RUNNING PRESS
ISBN: 1-61332-003-5
ISBN #: 1-61332-003-5
Binding Type: Softcover
EARLY CHILDHOOD OUTDOORS: CREATING AND RESTORING PLACES FOR HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT Robin Moore and Nilda Coscos pioneering work has inspired tens of thousands of people. . . . Early Childhood Outdoors offers a map to reconnect children with nature. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the WoodsHere is a fully illustrated design guide to improve outdoor play and learning environments for children. This comprehensive, evidence-based book serves educators, school administrators, community advocates, parents, landscape professionals, gardeners, and allied groups who wish to incorporate nature in early childhood daycare centers, preschools, childrens museums, botanical gardens, arboreta, zoos, and nature centers. The authors address an increasing need for green spaces to inspire play, learning, and respect for nature that also tap into a nationwide movement for outdoor activities to fight childhood obesity.ABOUT THE AUTHORS:Robin Moore is an international authority on children's play and learning environments. Designer and researcher of children's environments since the mid-sixties, Moore has authored several important books in the field, including Natural Learning. A professor of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University, he founded the Natural Learning Initiative. Moore is past president of the International Association for the Child's Right to Play and former editor of the magazine PlayRights. He holds degrees in architecture from London University and urban design from MIT.Nilda Cosco, PhD, is a researcher on the impact of outdoor environments on health and co-author of Well-being by Nature: Therapeutic Gardens for Children. Cosco co-founded the Natural Learning Initiative and holds a degree in educational psychology, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, and a PhD in landscape architecture from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. ISBN: 1-61332-003-5 publish date: 03/31/2012

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