It’s our responsibility as parents to teach our children about taking care of our Earth, they are the ones who will be living on it in the future after all. As a mom I’ve tried to be proactive at home with showing my kids how to recycle, and saving water in our current drought situation has also become a top priority.
My green day: 10 green things I can do today is a wonderful book that gives you the opportunity to discuss these concepts further and deepen your children’s understanding of how even the smallest person can make a difference in today’s world. It’s a great way to start a discussion about concepts that are important, and even though these concepts are in fact big, serious issues this book provides a simple platform to do so in a way that your kids can understand.
Amy’s pretty flowers made from recycled material
This picture book is made from 100% recycled materials, but that doesn’t detract from the quality nor the brightly coloured illustrations that help to bring the activities featured in the book to life. It will give you and your children the chance to discover ten ways in which you can make your day greener and help the environment.
The things that you can do between breakfast and bedtime include eating free range eggs and composting the egg shell, hanging the washing in the sun to avoid using the tumble dryer, and making presents out of recycled materials. Each idea includes a simple explanation to reinforce the activity, giving you the opportunity to chat about concepts that your child may not otherwise have discussed.
Free range eggs are a great choice for breakfast
My green day: 10 green things I can do today is a great picture book to share with children to teach them about how important looking after our world really is. Big concepts delivered in a child-friendly package.
My green day: 10 green things I can do today is available from bookstores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R160. It would make a great book for a school to share with their learners during reading time.
Amy’s art from school made from recycled materials always brightens our home
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for giving us a platform to discuss how to have a green day.