Happy Earth Day! (April 22nd)

By , April 21, 2008 8:32 pm

I am not supposed to be online much this week since it is Turnoff Week and I am the creator/host of the 2nd Annual TV-Turnoff Week Blog Challenge (must set a good example you know!), so I will simply give you a few quick “free association” links to some worthy children’s books that come to mind when I think of Earth Day:

And here is an inspirational one by Rachel Carson for adults, that I just love:

If you want, you can read my full post about this book here.

Also: For more on kids and the environment, please see my post on Raising Environmentally Aware Children.

Happy Earth Day to all, and to all a good night!

2 Responses to “Happy Earth Day! (April 22nd)”

  1. Jenny says:

    I love a good book post, so I can’t wait to check these out. Thanks for the reminder about the Rachel Carson book- I remember your first post, and I need to re-read it.

  2. Christin says:

    Thank you for all the book recommendations! I put a couple on hold at my library.
    You know something wierd? I didn’t sign up to do the “TV turn off week” because, well, we don’t own a tv either. Not one. We got rid of it last Feb (so it’s been over a year). What is wierd is that someone decided to LOAN us a tv AND dvd player, and is pending permission from his wife to give it to us. At first we were going to accept – but now, I know we are NOT. Why? Well, because it was all to easy to fall back into old habits of just throwing on a dvd for the kids, and after a while, putting on another one. AND, it didn’t take them long to start whining for it. I have three children, ages (almost) 6, (almost) 3 and 1. I do not want the tube to become a babysitter for my children and these past couple of days I have allowed it to be just that. I know now that we just cannot handle having a television in the house for lack of discipline. It’s TOO EASY. It’s too easy to brush off reading to them and allowing them to be satisfied with a less engaging, mindless alternative as the tv.
    Anyhoo, I just thought I would share with you my experience, after having no television for a year, how EASY it was to fall back into old habits and how dissatisfied with that I am. If I have to force myself, by not owning a tv, to be more involved with my children, then so be it. That’s what I choose for my family. I am so glad for your blog and I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for sharing all of your findings, your ideas, your books and your time with women like me who are in need of the direction. I pray, in turn, that I too can do the same for you and others. :) God bless you!

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