Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fridays with Ms. Eileen

Spring Storytimes officially ended when Ms. Eileen had her last (make-up) class on Friday. They talked about Earth Day (which was April 22) and made wonderful kites from recycled materials.

We have a wealth of books and DVDs at the library that can provide an opportunity to introduce your children to (or reinforce the idea of) caring for our world. The earlier these ideas are introduced to children, the greater impact and more permanent they become. The children who know enough to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth and to recycle their juice box containers, will become those adults who can make policy, innovate new energy sources, and solve environmental problems. Plus, my experience tells me that kids enjoy being caretakers of the planet.

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