Think Green

Think Green

Think Green

I love reading to my kids. I especially love reading to them about going green! It’s a natural fit and it’s something I really enjoy but NOT all books are geared towards early elementary or preschool. I just had this conversation with my son’s preschool teacher today. I was curious what their Earth Day plans were and she was saying how there weren’t enough books geared toward preschoolers. Preschool teachers do have options and I’m excited to share some of these book selections to celebrate Earth Day in April.

One book that I have really enjoyed reading to my children is the book Think Green by Jeanine Behr Getz. The book is bright, colorful and conceptually easy for my children to understand. The book has a personal feel with a character call Millicent introducing all of her friends and how they can act and think green. My son really loved this!

The examples in the book are something I feel my children can relate to and the illustrations allow them to look through the book on their own and remember what we talked about. I catch my son reading this book to himself resisting the different ways to go green. From planting trees, shutting the television off, using reusable bags to not standing with the refrigerator door open for long periods of time – Think Green is a great preschool, early childhood education and any age book for ways to be eco friendly. As a green mom and teacher I love this book and can’t wait to share it with my son’s classroom!

Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for Freshbaby.com and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.
  • Sounds like a great book. I’ve been looking for more green reads for my kids. Thanks.

  • Thank you so much for this. I really want to get some “green” books for my boys but I had no idea where to start. This sounds like it would be perfect for my 4 year old (who ALWAYS stands with the fridge door open) and something that my twins (22 months) can eventually enjoy too. Do you have any other preschool green books to recommend? Something for 2 year olds perhaps?

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  • Jennifer

    Check out this link for some books and then some additional ones are listed. Try your local library and if not, half.com has most of them.

    http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/2009/03/10-books-for-the-green-preschooler.php?dcitc=daily_nl

    Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring
    William Is Going Green
    10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

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