Eco from the Get-Go
5 Books to Start the Eco Conversation Early…
Whether you’re an eco-warrior or just a busy parent looking for quick green hacks, your kids can play a massive part in helping the planet. Older children often get a head start from school and you being a role model helps them further on that path. Another beautiful, bonding way to raise their awareness is through bedtime stories and books for big kids. Check out these popular picks below…
Also read our ‘Small Steps to Becoming More Eco Friendly’.
1. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg.
First up, the environmental queen herself. This is ideal for the whole family to have a read.
Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home – David Attenborough.
A must for every kid’s bookshelf, but best suited to those aged six and above.
Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet – Lauren Child.
In this story, Charlie persuades Lola that instead of throwing her things away, she should recycle them. It’s suitable for kids aged three and above and is a perfect way to introduce them to the world of recycling.
Baby loves Green Energy – Ruth Spiro
This book presents global warming in a way even babies can understand. Suitable for ages 0-3 this adds purpose to story time and has great illustrations too.
Penguins don’t wear Sweaters! – Marrika Tamura
This is the story of the aftermath of an oil spill near a penguin habitat in Australia. Humans are knitting sweaters for the penguins to protect them from the oil, but actually, a penguin’s own feathers and clean, clear water is the best solution for our tuxedoed friends. Kids aged two to five will love this story and learn something from it.