6 books to help talk to your child about climate change

Sun, 19 Nov 2023 11:54:56 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Many children and young people are anxious about climate change and what it
means for their futures.

But adults can face the dilemma of how to talk to children about these
incredibly serious issues without upsetting them further.

We are educational linguists investigating how writers and illustrators
communicate ideas related to climate change to children. Books are an important
way to help conversations around climate change in safe, age-appropriate ways.

Children’s literature has long been the vehicle for talking about difficult
subjects, exploring the world from different perspectives and offering readers
a means to imagine different ways of living.

Here are six books from Australian writers and illustrators that can help
parents and carers look at issues related to climate change with children from
preschool to the late primary years.

They have been chosen because they offer their readers hope, foster
relationships to the environment and encourage agency and courage. These can
all help children develop positive coping strategies around climate change."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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