Also available in e-book and audio.
2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award GOLD Winner!
As adults and kids alike turn more frequently to “convenient” and tech-based solutions, many tasks that once required head-to-toe use of our muscles and bones can now be done with a click and a swipe. Without realizing it, we’ve gotten rid of the movement-rich environment our physical, mental, and environmental health depend on…but not our need for it.
The good news is, while the problem feels massive, the solution is quite simple…and fun! Grow Wild shows where movement used to fit into the activities of daily life and more importantly, how it can again. A companion to Move Your DNA, Grow Wild provides practical, everyday, nature-rich ideas on how to let them move their DNA in a variety of kids’ daily environments. “Stack your life” for richer experiences that don’t take more time by learning how to:
- Change your home’s “movement rules”
- Dress for (movement) success
- Add snacktivities to your meals
- Create a dynamic homework space
- Bring nature into your home and play
- Plan a dynamic celebration
- And much more!
The book presents ideas on how to work more natural movements into the whole family’s daily life and can be implemented by anyone who creates and facilitates children’s movement environments—parents, relatives, teachers, health professionals, and more. With over 200 full-color photographs of families moving, stories from other parents and alloparents in a variety of scenarios, and fully cited sidebar text for those interested in the research behind the book, Grow Wild is exciting for a wide range of readers. Humans live in many places and there are countless movement opportunities wherever you live, you just need to know how to spot them.
Children and their families can thrive by learning to move more inside, adventure more outside, and grow wild in any environment.
I got the audiobook on BookFunnel (great app, by the way!). Uhmm, I have to admit, so far I only listened to the first “containers” . But chapter 1 already 3 times.
And Katy did it again: it seems like a whole new chapter each time I listen again. This book is like the practical version of Move Your DNA. And certainly not just for school going kids, also for 50+ ones. 😀
Loving this new offering from Katy! She’s surpassed herself again. Creating an amazing source book for increasing our movement thru-out our entire lives. Beautiful pictures. Inspiring!
Kasey Rose –
If I had one wish it would be that everyone would read “Grow Wild” by Katy Bowman-really all of her books-and raise our children and ourselves wild! Our world would be a better place and we would not only understand how to take better care of ourselves, we would also understand how to better care for the Earth. Please read Katy and spread the word!
This is a great book! I have already learned so much from Katy Bowman that I implement in our family, and this book has added even more dynamic movement to our lives. This book reinforced for me that it’s ok to break some social norms in order to move well and encourage my children to move well.
How is it that Katy “s message is so clear and simple yet life changing! It”s a way of life that everyone should adopt to
live their best lives and save the planet… every thing Katy puts out is to read and re- read!