Hey there, fans of the Live Brighter Blog – today is International Literacy Day. This day was created to raise awareness for those who cannot read or write. It’s a day for kids to rediscover their joy for reading, and to help those who cannot or don’t have access to education throughout the world. About 775 million people around the world are “functionally illiterate” – they lack the reading and writing skills to manage daily and living and job tasks.
For those of us who have or care for children regularly, use this day to motivate them to embrace reading. The reading habits your kids adopt now can influence the way they view reading down the line.
Here at Direct Energy, we want to help kids think about how they use energy now so they can live brighter in the future. So, in honor of International Literacy Day, we’ve collected a range of great books for kids to read to work on literacy and to learn about saving energy.
This book teaches kids how energy plays a part in our daily lives and what would happen if we didn’t have any energy. It’s one of four books in a four-part “Why Should I” series. The other three books also show the importance of protecting and helping the Earth.
Through colorful illustrations, this book teaches kids ways to be earth friendly. Staying true to the theme, the book is made from recycled materials and non-toxic soy inks.
This book provides ways for kids to save energy at home in the creative and rhyming Dr. Seuss way. Also, it’s a Level 3 (for grades 1-3) book in the Step into Reading program, so it helpa kids read as well as teaching them how to help the earth.
This book is great for older kids ranging from 8-12 years. It provides 22 creative activities and experiments to teach kids about renewable energy. These projects range from easy to more in-depth but should keep the kids entertained and learning with each one.
Do you have any books that you love to read that would encourage literacy in others while also helping them understand how energy works? Share with us in the comments!