Brilliant Earth Day Children’s Books. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. It is now an annual celebration of almost 200 countries on the 22nd April to demonstrate support for protection of our environment.
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I’m always in two minds about event days. I very much love that awareness is raised but hope that it’s not just for the day.
For younger children it’s good to share books that children can easily relate to. Books about nurturing gardens and wildlife at home or in your community are a great place to start. Children who live near a beach or who have an interest in the ocean may like to understand how we can help our oceans. Those with a wider understanding of the world might enjoy learning about more global issues, what they are and how their actions impact upon the world.
Here are some of my favourite books, both story and non-fiction and spanning a range of ages. They are books to help your child develop an environmental understanding of the world through stories, facts, beautiful illustrations and images. Each book helping you to explore the topic at home with your child. They’re in no particular order.