Your kids love the outdoors, so why not give them a great start in life by teaching them about sustainable living? These 6 kids books are a great way for your child to learn more about going green!
Kids and the natural world just seem to go together. To a child, nothing is more miraculous than nature! No matter how much of a “city kid” you were, you can probably remember some magical moments in the great outdoors – whether it was catching fireflies on a warm summer evening, or swinging towards the blue sky on the swings at the park.
Kids are particularly curious and open to learning about how to protect and preserve the natural world. I still remember learning about recycling at an eco-festival when I was 9 or so, and how excited I was to think I could help save the planet!
Of course, parents need to set a good example by becoming positive role models of green and sustainable living. But you can also teach your children the value of environmentally friendly habits, and books are a fun place to start.
Reading with your children also teaches them language skills, and exercises their imagination and creativity.
Here are 6 fun books for kids and parents to help your children learn the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle:
1. Stewie BOOM! And Princess Penelope: The Case Of The Eweey, Gooey, Gross And Very Stinky Experiment
This engaging text teaches important lessons about the harmful additives in everyday household items and how to avoid them.
The illustrations provide a colorful, dynamic complement to the story… With a glossary of terms and explanations about recycling, composting, and other ways to go green, it’s full of practical information….
2. I Want To Go Green! But What Does That Mean?
What does “going green” mean to you? Elementary-school-age children will get to explore that question in this silly yet educational adventure. This story is a perfect way to get kids excited about making a difference….
3. Green Up Your baby: Your Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eco-Friendly Living For New Parents
This book is for newbie parents and those trying to conceive who want to get an early start in introducing green living to their babies. If you want to get tips on how to rid your nursery of toxic chemicals or need a guide on how to choose products that are safe for children, this is the book for you….
4. Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Get ready to read the incredible true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay—an orchestra composed of children playing instruments built from recycled trash….
5. What If There Were No Bees? A Book About The Grassland Ecosystem
Bees are SO important to our ecosystems. How important? Watch the chain reaction in this book to find out. This is a great resource to keep in your backpack and whip out when you come across our buzzing friends.
6. The EARTH Book
…The Earth Book explores the timely subject of environmental protection and conservation by including ideas on how we can all work together to give back to Mother Earth—whether it’s by planting a tree, saving paper, using both sides of paper, or recycling things for new purposes.