2. Make a bird-feeder.
3. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
4. Take a nature walk.
5. Plant a garden.
6. Plant a tree.
7. Learn about local conservation efforts.
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Are the illustrations appropriate, engaging, and relevant? Remember that you want your little one to pick up that book even if you are not reading it to them. In order to encourage them to look at books independently, choose books that have pictures that will tell the story. One of my favorite books is Officer Buckle and Gloria. In this Caldecott winning book, Gloria's antics in the background engage children and adults alike!
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Are the text and the illustrations bias-free? You want to be careful not to choose books that perpetuate stereotypes based on gender, religion, ability, race, or ethnicity. InTime has a great list of evaluation criteria for children's books. One of my favorites, Amazing Grace tells the story of a young African American girl who wants to be the lead in her classroom performance of Peter Pan. A bonus is that Grace grows older in the books Boundless Grace and Princess Grace!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.