Environmental Kid-sites Worthy of a Bookmark

If you are looking for ways to help your children grasp and empathize with the environmental issues of today, there are a variety of websites available.  Below are some of my personal favorites that are worthy of bookmarking: 

 

·          Ollies World Offers cool games, screensavers and recycling information. The 3 big R’s, reduce, reuse and recycle, has an additional “R”—rethink. Ollie asks kids to rethink their actions in the areas of waste, water, energy, air and biodiversity.

 

·         Seussville.com For those toddlers who are already techno-savvy, this site is perfect.  With Dr. Seuss’s whimsical environmental story, The Lorax, kids can try to plant trees.

 

 

·          Recycle zone is a spin-off from Waste Watch . This educational British site is all about the eco-mantra:  reduce, reuse, and recycle.  It’s filled with games (rubbish challenge) and practical activities (make your own paper) that kids can take part in as well as a large section for educators and how they can implement recycling ideas into their school.

 

·         The Greens tag line says it all: “a site for kids about looking after the planet.” This (literally) green family has a funky eco-flair to their Earth friendly lifestyle.  Written from the point of view of a myriad of characters, this upbeat  site offers eco-desktop wallpaper to download;  green tips; a blog and a section of (mini) episodes on various eco-topics such as, Smelly Episode, Conserve Episode, and 7 Big Ideas Episode.

 

 

·          National Geographic Kids  is synonymous with good educational information.  This site has lots to offer the curious eco-kid.  National Geographic presents video clips, games, stories and current events.  With its renowned photography, this site captures the essence of our beautiful Earth in the hopes that our children will only want to preserve it.

 

·         Free Rice is the sister site of Poverty.com. Free Rice’s goal is twofold: Provide education to everyone for free and to help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.  By choosing your vocabulary level, you can test your lexis ability by answering as many questions as you’d like.  For every correct question, 10 grains of rice will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program.  You can watch your wooden bowl fill as you answer accurately. It’s incredibly easy to get hooked onto this site!

 

 

Of course, have your children go to Earth Promise to help you make lifelong green changes.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Miriam Marcus said

    Thanks for sending all these wonderful sites. I am “late-in-life” in surrounding myself with everything green! I am doing everything I can to part of this “green” community. Keep up the good work. I love hearing from you!!
    Miriam

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