Summertime is no reason for your kids to skip out on the joy of reading and learning. Keeping your children sharp beyond the school year is our duty as parents. Children who are actively using their imagination during their past time are always learning. We’ve selected 5 books to teach your children about our earth’s ecosystem in fun ways.
1. Mars, Jimmy and Me
Written by Dr. Barrett Hays, this book combines humor and science to give children a rich understanding of pollution and our individual responsibility to our planet. The author does a great job introducing new vocabulary and encouraging young readers to develop their analytical thinking skills. This book answers the pertinent questions so many children have: “Why?” It offers a detailed yet understandable explanation to “why” pollution is important and “why” it is our job to as citizens of the earth to respect our ecosystem. This is a sure fire way to spark a love a reading and the environment in your children this summer.
2. The Lorax
For Dr. Seuss fans, The Lorax is a classic in their reading collection. If you haven’t already had a chance to read this book, the summertime is a great time to pick it up. It’s interesting to see how Dr. Seuss assumes we’d have things figured out by now. This read highlights just how our environment gets mistreated.
3. I Know the River Loves Me
Written and Illustrated by Maya Gonzales this book is bilingual introduction to nature. It tells the story of a little girl who has a very special relationship with the river and her desire to preserve it. It highlights the importance of the environment that so many take for granted while sharpening your children’s linguistic skills.
4. The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up
This read is perfect for kids ages 5 and up. It was created to help promote the Clean School Bus Program and uses illustrations to show the huge impact a school bus’ exhaust pipe can have on our earth and our lugs. This book is packed with important tips from the beloved Ms. Frizzle.
What books are you reading with your child this summer? Do any of them have an eco-friendly angle. if so, we’d love to know so that we can add them to our summer reading list. Share your favorite eco-friendly books with us!
Written by Christine Barlow, Inventor of 5 Phases Eco-Friendly Baby Bottle System
Mom Christine Barlow is the inventor of 5 Phases eco-friendly and non-toxic baby bottles, the safest and healthiest way to bottle feed your baby. Her inspiration in creating an alternative to traditional feeding bottles came after the birth of her 1lb 7oz micro-preemie baby. Having a compromised child, she became aware how environmental factors were affecting our children. With all the concerns of plastics and infants being the most vulnerable, she felt there was a need for more options for parents who wanted to use glass. She knew she had to act – and the 5 Phases Hybrid Glass Baby Bottles were born.
5 Phases is dedicated to helping families achieve a healthier and organic lifestyle. Starting with baby, they develop products keeping both the environment and health of your family in mind. And when it comes to your baby nothing else will do – Christine knows, she’s a mom too!
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