On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk About Our Impact On The Environment
Shape your understanding of your impact on the world―from pollution to how you can help around your community.
Learning About the Environment, Mix of Illustrations and Photographs, Learning How You Can Protect the Environment, Fact-Filled Inquiry-Based Books
Topics and Themes:
Environment, Pollution, Climate Change, Garbage and Recycling, Communities
This illustrated non-fiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment.
Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities.
The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.