4 Picture Books to Inspire Generosity and Recycling
What Happens to Our Rubbish?
“For a whole summer, Cap’n Duffy and his little tugboat tugged the garbage around New York… As the summer days got hotter, the garbage grew beyond stinky.” After 162 days offshore the barge finally returns the smelly load back to New York. The book’s wonderful illustrations reveal the (smelly) effects of not recycling. Develop an understanding of recycling and what happens to our rubbish with the links below.
- BBC Bitesize: What should I do with my rubbish?
- Global Recycling: These Are the Biggest Recycling Mistakes You’re Probably Making
- Kids Recycle: Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
- My Garbology: Where should my waste go?
- Recycle Now: Recycle Week 2017
- Recycle Now: Want to Know what Happens to Your Recycling?
- Recycle NZ: Recycling Week
- Recycling Revolution: Recycling Basics
- United States Environmental Protection Agency: Recycle City
Generosity and Giving
- The Balance: How to Teach Kids about Charity
- CAR Online: 5 Ways to Teach your Children about Charity
- Charities Aid Foundation: Five Reasons to Give to Charity
- Healthy Children: How to Inspire Generosity in Children
- Integrated Family Community Services: How to Teach your Children about the Importance of Charity
- Parents: Raise a Kid Who Gives
- The Washington Post: The lessons I learned trying to teach my child generosity
Finally… Don’t Take it too Far!
Most of us love a good clear out but don’t take it too far! Learn a lesson from Pete the badger. In Tidy by Emily Gravett, he tidies and cleans the forest until it is perfectly neat. He snips off any flowers that don’t match, untangles the fox’s fur and brushes the beaks of all the birds. As the autumn leaves fall, Pete puts them in hundreds of rubbish bags. But now the trees are too bare so he digs them up! The rain covers the forest floor in mud. Pete calls in the diggers and covers the ground in concrete, but now he can’t find the door to his home. After a night outside he soon realises his mistake and sets out to rectify it.
- Good Housekeeping: 9 New Rules for Decluttering a Kid’s Room — And Keeping It That Way
- Good Housekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering Your Children’s Toys
- Mia Danielle: How To Cherish Kid Art Without Cluttering The Fridge
Practically Hippie: A guilt-free method to declutter kids’ books
Step by Step Declutter: How to Declutter Kids’ Rooms (Storage Solutions)
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