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Earth Day Reading and Ideas for Activities for the Little Ones in Beautifully Illustrated Board Books

Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Earth Day With Fun Learning Activities and Reading for the Little Ones

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Celebrate Earth day With Little Ones

We will again celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22. News stories about the pollution of our earth and its resources are becoming prevalent in the media. It is never too late to introduce children to ideas for helping our earth stay healthy. Water conservation, animal preservation, and soil and plants conservation are all topics that children can learn about for Earth Day and every day. All 4 books have great ideas for all of the little environmentalists to learn to healp our earth and all of its resources.

Maureen McQuerry has 4 delightful and beautifully illustrated board books for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for fun reading and learning to celebrate Earth Day with your little ones. The texts are written in simple words. Robin Rosenthal contributed her talents as an illustrator for colorful and engaging illustrations for each board book. Each book was published by Putnam, a division of Penguin/Random House and is recommended for ages 0-3 years.

Animal Conservation With Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is a renowned conservationist and animal advocate. She has spent her life studying her beloved chimpanzees in the wild. Introduce your little reader and environmentalist to Goodall with this board book from Maureen McQuerry and illustrator Robin Rosenthal.

Conservation with Jane Goodall was published by Putnam, a division of Penguin/Random House and has an ISBN of 9780593323601.

Colorful Illustrations to Learn About Jane Goodall and Her Beloved Chimps

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Restore the Land With Trees

Maureen McQuerry's Restoration With Wangari Maathai, is a charming story of how Wangari learned that trees were a valuable part of our earth. Wangari grew up in Kenya and enjoyed many hours of play under her beloved fig trees. She noticed that many trees disappeared through the years as they were cut down for a variety of reasons. She saw both people and animals go through suffering when the trees disappeared, and decided to make it her mission to re-plant trees to restore the land to health.

Young children can learn the concept of planting trees and planting a tree for Earth Day is a fun activity that even the youngest children can participate in.

Restoration was published by Penguin Young Readers, and has an ISBN of 9780593323687.

Trees Are Important for Our Environment

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Preservation of Wildlife with Aldo Leopold

Maureen McQuerry's Preservation with Aldo Leopold is another fun read for Earth Day to learn about Aldo Leopold, the father of wildlife ecology. It is published in board book form with delightful and colorful illustrations by Robin Rosenthal.

Aldo created a career for himself from his childhood love of nature and the wilderness. He was especially interested in keeping our wilderness areas intact and untouched by development so that people could enjoy these areas freely.

Leopold was the leading expert on wildlife management in the 1930's. He was an advocate of scientific management of wildlife habitats rather then relying on hunting laws and game refuges. He is known as the father of wildlife ecology. He is also responsible for the United States wilderness system.

Mcquerry introduces children to Leopold with this fun read and the opportunity to explore the conservation of our wilderness areas.

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Preservation With Aldo Leopold was published by Penguin Young Readers and has an ISBN of 9780593323724.

Colorful Illustrations Tell Aldo's Story

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Learn About Our Ecosystems With Rachel Carson

Ecosystems With Rachel Carson is another fun read for Earth Day in the group of board books published by Penguin Young Readers for the little ones to explore environmental issues.

Rachel Carson was a marine biologist with a love of the environments of water, land and plants. She developed her love of ecosystems as a child. She later discovered that chemicals were making plants and animals sick. She began teacheing people about our valuable ecosystems. Her work led to the ban of DDT and other pesticides. Her work led to the creation of the U. S. Environmental Protection. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 to protect our marshes and estauries for migratory birds.

Ecosystems With Rachel Carson was published by Penguin Young Readers and has an ISBN of 9780593323649.

Engaging and Colorful Illustrations Tell Rachel's Story

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Bring Maureen McQuerry's Set of Board Books on the Environment Into Your Classroom

Teachers who teach in preschool classrooms will want to add this set of board books to their classroom library for little ones to learn about protecting and preserving our environment.

*Read each one in a story time session.

*Celebrate Earth Day with learning activities.

*Find a space on your school or childcare center's playground for children to plant a tree on Earth Day.

*Collect a variety of soils for children to examine.

*Plant a garden at your school or childcare center.

*Organize a recycling center in your classroom for children to recycle plastics that harm our water and ecosystems.

*Visit a pond or lake in your community for children to see birds that inhabit areas with water.

© 2022 Cindy Hewitt

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