Sofi got a book, The Last Polar Bear (Laura Geringer Books), for Christmas. It is about the effects of global warming on the environment of the polar bears, but written for the level of young children. It is a really good book, and has opened up a lot of discussion at our house about what causes global warming, and how we can help the polar bears.
We’ve talked a lot about the three r’s – reduce, reuse, recycle. We talked about only using what we need, and being careful with our energy use. We talked about lowering our gas usage and getting better mileage. There have been many, many conversations following the reading of the book. It has made the concept of global warming a really tangible thing for my kids. Now they understand the WHY in our quest to be good to the Earth.