I Love to Read is a month-long celebration that is held each year in February to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme was Literacy for Joy and Justice. We’ve put together a list of green-themed children’s books that should be full of joy and justice for the environment. Although I Love to Read Month is coming to an end, we hope you continue to enjoy reading all year long!
Look for these books at the library or local bookstore!
Winnipeg Used Bookstores:
Winnipeg Association of Secondhand Booksellers
Donate Used Books Here:
Children’s Hospital Book Market
The Importance of Nature Books for Children
Unfortunately, children today do not have as much interaction with nature as their parents and other generations have. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, says that this disconnect from the natural world is having negative effects on children’s mental and physical health, as well as an impact on future environmental sustainability. It is important that parents and educators find as many ways possible to reconnect children with nature.
“We should not think of a child’s experience in nature as an extracurricular activity… It should be thought of as vital to children’s health and development.” – Richard Louv