Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

This book by Patty Born Selly, Published by Redleaf Press helps to educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic—from waste reduction and recycling to air quality, weather, climate change, and energy reduction—and provides information to help you present these topics to children in developmentally appropriate ways.

As many early childhood professionals make efforts to improve the environmental health and safety of their setting, they also want to educate children about the impact and value of these greener choices. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth helps teachers connect environmental issues with their daily curriculum in a sensitive, developmentally appropriate manner. This resource includes background information on environmental topics—including waste reduction and recycling, improving air quality, weather and climate change, and energy and toxicity reduction—and one hundred lessons and activities that will excite children, engage families, and encourage communities to be green.

The author is the founder of Small Wonders, an educational consulting company that provides teacher training and support for science and nature education initiatives…