This is one of my favourite holidays because I happen to really love this world of ours.
A great way to introduce Earth Day to your little ones is through music, with application to follow. Backyard Garden is a new album from Earthworm Ensemble full of fun songs for the whole family that supports easy, earth-friendly activities that are simple enough for even little ones to do and regular enough to help you celebrate the Earth more than once a year.
Your insect-lover will love songs like “Ladybug” and “Bees Make Honey”. Your bigger-animal-lover will love “Sparko Stegosaurus” and the pairing of “Mole vs. Coyote” and “Coyote vs. Mole”. I especially loved “Compost” and “Reduce Reuse Recycle” because I’m currently working on those with my own family. But the best song, I think, is probably “I Didn’t Give Up,” a song that transcends my bumbling gardening attempts and reinforces the positive message to everyone to keep trying and keep trying and keep trying. (“I Like You” is a very close second, highlighting that two people can like different things and still like each other.)
Ultimately there’s love in each song on the album, which radiates an optimism that I hope to instill solidly in my own children. I want them to care for the world and all its inhabitants, I want them to appreciate the wonders of the wind, and I want them to understand the possibility within themselves.
Make Earth Day every day. Start today with this.
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