Conservation of the environment is a complex topic for everyone, including adults. So, talking about it with kids can, understandably, be even more difficult. Fortunately, books can help! Whether your kids are new to learning about the environment or are older, these books can help you teach them to be environmentally responsible human beings:
How You Can Save the Planet by Hendrikus Van Hensbergen
While teaching kids about the environment, it can often be difficult to explain how they can help conserve the environment at their age. This book does exactly that! Filled with activities and step-by-step instructions, How You Can Save the Planet is a hands-on book for those kids who want to help out but don’t know how to do so. From making cycling groups to planting trees, this book covers it all! It also has uplifting stories of other children who are helping the environment.
Sita’s Chitwan by Vaishali Shroff, illustrated by Kalp Sanghvi
In this book, the story is told through the eyes of Sita, who wants to become a nature guide like her father. With attractive illustrations made by Kalp Sanghvi, Sita’s Chitwan takes readers on a journey through Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first protected national park. This book is filled with facts and even has an interview with Nepal's first female nature guide Doma Paudel. This book is sure to help readers learn to appreciate their environment and is a must read!
Be the Change by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens and Matt Goodfellow
If your kids prefer poetry, then this book is for them! Be the Change is an anthology of poems made by National Poetry Day Ambassadors Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens. These poems help readers understand complex topics like extinction and climate change but at the same time, are easy to read and even more fun to read aloud! Upbeat in manner, Be the Change encourages kids to conserve their environment with pride.
The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper
In this book, a grandmother makes her granddaughter a Keeper. A Keeper must protect words that are being removed from the dictionary. The only way to protect these words is to protect what they mean. Most of the words that are being removed, are words that are related to the environment. In this manner, The Keeper of Wild Words takes readers on a touching journey that helps them understand how they can conserve the environment.
The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself: Every page turns into an eco project that helps you save the planet by Penny Arlon, Susan Hayes and Pintachan
If your kids love doing activities, then this is the book for them! What’s really cool about this book is that it actually practises what it preaches. The entire book is reusable, including its cover! The book is filled with cool eco projects for kids and they can use the book itself to make these projects. This is a book that will inspire them to expand the boundaries of conservation activities!
The above books can easily help kids understand the complex topic of environment conservation. As you help your kids become environmentally responsible human beings, you can set an example for them by using eco-friendly products in your house too. Proklean’s range of cleaning products are completely biodegradable and are safe for even infants. Made with bio-based ingredients, they are highly effective cleaners and will make your kids aware that they can take the first step to conserving the environment from their own home!