Thursday, June 4, 2009

World Environment Day 5 June 2009

Today is World Environment Day. Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED was formed by the United Nations to assist worldwide awareness of the environment.

The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. For activities around Australia celebrating WED click here.

To celebrate World Environment Day, I would like to share some of our favourite products for encouraging a love of our environment with our children.

Earth Game
A game of peace and co-operation! Players look after fictional nations, manage resources and solve the emerging problems. You have to be quick thinking and compassionate to deal with rapidly changing circumstances. What to do? Try Consultation, Trade Agreements, Economic Communities, training and deploying Peace Armies to cool out conflict, Planetary Meetings... For ages 10+. You can purchase this game on our website here.

Australian Menargerie
Australian Menagerie™ is one of our favourite games at our house!!! A fun and educational game that teaches you about Australia's wildlife and habitats. Created in Australia, Menagerie™ can be played at 3 levels starting with children aged 6. Purchase online here.

TreeBlocks - these blocks have been used for all sorts of imaginary play by our own two girls - from the dollhouse to the farmyard. They are made fromhand cut branches and encourage children to appreciate the forms and textures of natural timbers. Precision cut, they also support successful building and early math and metric system learning. We love them because they are made from reclaimed cherry wood, assisting European farmers to plant new trees when the old ones have stopped fruiting. Each piece is finished with flax oil. Click here for more info.

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