It's no secret that I think books are the best way to teach a child, well, just about anything. Whether it's manners, feminism, diversity, or even the environment — you guessed it — there's a children's book for that. The best part about children's books is that they so often have ways of teaching children subtly. Books that present themselves as one thing, and then wind up having a moral to the story between the lines. With Earth Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to pick out a few children's books you had no idea were about the environment and add them to your favorite kid's shelf.
Starting children early on the important issues is so, so important. By integrating lessons about the environment, littering, recycling, and taking care of mother earth, you can be sure that your child will carry these themes through to every day life. What's more important to teach a child than teaching them to care for the world around them? Not much. By teaching your child to care for the world around them, you'll help them understand that everything they do plays a part in sustaining the beauty of the environment around them. That they too, play their part in keeping the earth a lovely place to live and learn.