Books to Read
Banning, W., & Sullivan, G. (2011). Lens on outdoor learning. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
Bloor, S., & Bloor, T. (n.d.). Loose parts.
Campbell, F. (2013). The hunter-gatherer way: Putting back the apple (3rd ed.). Buckfastleigh: Wild Food Pub.
Carson, R., & Pratt, C. (1965). The sense of wonder. New York: Harper & Row.
Christie, T., & McBride, B. (2011). Respect: A practitioner’s guide to calm & nurturing infant care & education. Wellington, N.Z.: Childspace Early Childhood Institute.
Cornell, J., & Cornell, J. (1989). Sharing nature with children II: A sequel to the classic parents’ & teachers’ nature awareness guidebook. Nevada City, Calif.: Dawn Publications.
Danks, F., & Schofield, J. (2009). Go wild!: 101 things to do outdoors before you grow up. London: Frances Lincoln.
Dewey, J., Boydston, J. A., & Dewey, J. (1980). The school and society. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
Elkind, D. (2007). The power of play: How spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong.
Elliott, S. (2008). The outdoor playspace naturally for children birth to five years. Castle Hill, N.S.W.: Pademelon Press.
Gardner, H. (1982). Art, mind, and brain: A cognitive approach to creativity. New York: Basic Books.
Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.
Johnston, P. (2004). Choice words how our language affects children’s learning. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse.
Kahn, P. H. (1999). The human relationship with nature: Development and culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Kellert, S. R., & Wilson, E. O. (1993). The Biophilia hypothesis. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
Louv, R. (2005). Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
Louv, R. (2011). The nature principle: Human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
McAuliffe, G., & McAuliffe, M. (2009). The humble honky nut: Awakening relationships with nature through indoor environments. Churchlands, W.A.: Bold Park Community School.
Nabhan, G. P., & Trimble, S. (1994). The geography of childhood: Why children need wild places. Boston: Beacon Press.
Nelson, E. (2012). Cultivating outdoor classrooms: Designing and implementing child-centered learning environments. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
Paley, V. (2010). The boy on the beach building community through play. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Sobel, D. (2008). Childhood and nature: Design principles for educators. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse.
Sobel, D. (2011). Wild play: Parenting adventures in the great outdoors. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books ;.
Tovey, H. (n.d.). Bringing the Froebel approach to your early years practice.
Tovey, H. (2007). Playing outdoors spaces and places, risk and challenge. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Warden, C. (n.d.). Learning with nature: Embedding outdoor practice.
White, J. (2014). Playing and learning outdoors: Making provision for high quality experiences in the outdoor environment with children 3-7 (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.