Sharing stories to help children understand the importance of caring for our planet is a perfect way to cultivate caring and ecologically minded citizens, not just on Earth Day April 22, or during periods of drought or fire, but every day! Inspire young imaginations with stories of animals in their natural homes, children on another continent walking to get their families water from a well, or transforming an environment by patiently nurturing what we plant.
Teaching children to care for our communal home teaches empathy for other people and creatures, responsibility and gratitude for what we have, and the necessity of sharing. This spring, read books such as the ones featured below to stimulate your child's intellectual and emotional growth while strengthening core value roots.
- Kathy Balch, BookTree Founder