Earth Day 2013

Apr 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Family Time, Featured Articles, Reviews & Resources

Monday April 22 is Earth Day! If anything has the power to unite all of the people of the world, it should be our very own planet. No matter our differences, we have at least one thing in common; we share the same home. We all live on planet Earth. Earth Day is a time to evaluate our habits and our priorities. If each of us made a few simple changes, it all adds up and greatly impacts the amount of trash and waste that is created.

Care for Our World
Karen S. Robbins (Author), M.H. Clark (Author), Ball Alexandra (Illustrator)
When you first see Care for Our World, the beautiful and unique illustrations are the first thing to grab your attention. This book is for young children and provides a wonderful introduction to caring for our planet and the delicate habitats of animals. Most preschoolers love animals and spending time outside playing and exploring the wonders of nature. By reading this book, we are all reminded of the timeless lesson to care for nature so that it may be enjoyed for generations to come.

Where Does the Garbage Go? Paul Showers (Author), Randy Chewning (Illustrator)

Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids
Gail Gibbons (Author)
Recycle takes you on a recycling journey. It explains the process of recycling step by step. It’s also quite informative as it reminds us that some products can’t be recycled. And while you may not think that it’s a big deal, most of those products are not bio-degradable; they last forever in a landfill. Once you have all of the facts, you might change your shopping habits. The suggested age range for this book is 1-6; however, I think it’s more appropriate for 6-10 year olds.

What Happens to Our Trash?
D. J. Ward (Author), Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
This book is very enlightening. The fact that the USA produces more trash than any other country should act as a wake up call. The facts and info concerning landfills are sobering. But don’t be discouraged by the bad news; be inspired. Make changes in what you dispose of; it does make a difference!

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
Melanie Walsh (Author, Illustrator)
The first thing I noticed about this book is that it is made from 100% recycled materials. It seems like such a simple thing but impressive nonetheless. The book is cleverly designed and your child will enjoy exploring each page. The 10 things are practical suggestions and fun facts are woven in throughout the book.

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