childhood http://iowapublicradio.org en The Nature of Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nature-childhood <p>Despite news reports that highlight danger, the world is actually a much safer place for children than it once was.&nbsp; Accidental death rates for children were much higher in the early 19th and 20th centuries.&nbsp; And yet, children who were once encouraged to go outside and play, are now highly supervised in organized sports and spend more time watching television than playing outdoors.&nbsp; On this Earth Day, Host Charity Nebbe talks with historian Pamela Riney-Kehrberg about her new book <em>The Nature of Childhood: An Enivornmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865."&nbsp Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:40:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 39510 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Nature of Childhood Middle Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/middle-childhood-0 <p>Listen back to Talk of Iowa's conversation on middle childhood. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle.html">Middle childhood</a> is the time between toddler-hood and the teen years. It’s a point in development when kids transition into a concrete way of thinking that's more categorical and less emotionally volatile.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with an anthropologist, pediatrician and counselor about what's going on inside those growing bodies and minds.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:51:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35092 at http://iowapublicradio.org Middle Childhood Richard Louv : 'Nature Deficit Disorder' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/richard-louv-nature-deficit-disorder <p>Richard Louv has written that “Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health.” Join host Charity Nebbe to hear from the man who coined the term “nature deficit disorder” about the importance of connecting with the natural world around us and the movement he helped to start.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:00:27 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 32928 at http://iowapublicradio.org Richard Louv : 'Nature Deficit Disorder' Middle Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/middle-childhood <p>Middle childhood is the time between toddler-hood and the teen years. It’s a point in development when kids transition into a concrete way of thinking that's more categorical and less emotionally volatile.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with an anthropologist, pediatrician and counselor about what's going on inside those growing bodies and minds.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:56:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Char 13988 at http://iowapublicradio.org Middle Childhood