04 Feb '12, 6pm

Children's Illustrated Books Increasingly Don't Show Nature | Care2 Causes

Any number of things influence what parents will read to children, e.g., if the parent is against something (and it doesn't matter what it may be) the child will not get the book read to them. This is not to say parents don't have that right, it will, however, color the child's world. Another factor, is that science is not a first choice for parents to read to kids. So, non-fiction books (even also don't get read much, if at all. Also, when you read to children you want to make sure that the child can relate to the pictures in the book, otherwise they may not understand the story. If they've not encountered any animals, even dogs (which they may find scary) or cats, they won't relate to it. This is not to say we should just throw up our hands, parents need to dig around and ask the librarian for suggestion of books that are simple, beautiful, and get discussions going. You...

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