Recommended Readings

Online Articles

A 'Dose of Nature' for Attention Problems. 2008. The New York Times

Are You Turning Your Child into a Wimp? 2008. TIME Magazine

The Child Trap. 2008. The New Yorker

Why Kids Need a Big Dose of Nature. 2008. U.S. News

 A Classroom of Monkey Bars and Slides. 2007. The New York Times

The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving Health. 2007. Frumkin and Louv

People: Nurture & Nature. 2007. Chicago Wilderness Reports

 Growing Up Denatured. 2005. The New York Times

Articles and Books

Banning, W. and Sullivan, G. (2010). Lens on Outdoor Learning. St. Pau, Min: Redleaf Press.

 Brett, A. & Moore, R. 1993. The Complete Playground Book.New York: Syracuse University Press.

Dannenmaier, M. 1998. A Child's Garden: Enchanting Outdoor Spaces for Children and Parents 
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Faber Taylor, A. and Kuo, F. E. (2008) ‘Children with attention defi cits concentrate better after walk
in the park’, Journal of Attention Disorders, available at: <> (accessed
20 December 2008).

Frost, J., Wortham S. and Reifel, S. (2005). Play and Child Development. Upper Saddle River, N.J.:
Prentice Hall.

Gil, E. 1991. The Healing Power of Play . New York: Guilford Press.

Greenman, J. 1998. Places for Childhoods: Making Quality Happen in the Real World. Exchange Press.

Guiness, B. 1996. Creating a Family Garden: Magical Outdoor Spaces for All Ages . New York: Abbeville Press.

Keeler, R. 2009. Natural Playscapes. Child Care Exchange.

Lindquist, I. 1977. Therapy Through Play . London: Arlington Books.

Louv, R. (2005) Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Defi cit Disorder, Chapel
Hill, N.C.: Algonquin.

Moore, R. 1993 . Plants for Play: A Plant Selection Guide for Children's Outdoor Environments 
Berkeley, California: MIG Communications.

Moore, R., Cosco, N., Kepez, O. and Demir, E. (2008) My Place by the Bay: Prepared Environments
for Early Science Learning, Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), Sausalito, California. Final
report to the National Science Foundation, project #0125740.

Moore, R & Wong, H. 1997 . Natural Learning: The Life History of an Environmental Schoolyard 
Berkeley, California: MIG Communications.

Moore, R. Goltsman, S & Iacofano, D. (Eds., second edition). 1992. The Play For All Guidelines: 
Planning, Design, and Management of Outdoor Play Settings For All Children 
Berkeley, California: MIG Communications.

Moore, R. and Young, D. (1978) ‘Childhood outdoors: towards a social ecology of the landscape’,
in I. Altman and J. Wohlwill (eds), Human Behavior and Environment, vol. 3: Children and the
Environment, 83–130, New York: Plenum Press.

Myers, G. 1998. Children and Animals: Social development and our connections to other species. 
Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

Nicholson, S. 1971. The Theory of Loose Parts . Landscape Architecture, 62(1), 30-34.

Rivkin, R. 1995. The Great Outdoors: Restoring Children's Right to Play Outdoors . Washington, D.C.: NAEYC.

Rose, K. A., Morgan, I. G., Ip, J., Kifl ey, A., Huynh, S. and Smith, W. (2008) ‘Outdoor activity
reduces the prevalence of myopia in children’, Ophthalmology, 115 (8): 1279–85.

United Nations 1989. The Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York: UNICEF.

Wells, N. M. and Evans, G. W. (2003) ‘Nearby nature: a buffer of life stress among rural children’,
Environment and Behavior, 35: 311-30.

Westland, C. & Knight, J. 1982. Playing, Living, Learning: A worldwide perspective on children's opportunities to play. State College, Pennsylvania: Venture Publishing.