Children’s books about nature and wildlife play a crucial role in our goal to salvage the future of our home planet.

Children’s picture books play a crucial role in our goal to protect nature, the many species whom we share this planet with, and of course, the human race. Kid’s picture books are highly impactful because they show images that celebrate nature’s beauty, diversity, and abundance. Once they learn of nature’s majesty, children begin to appreciate their surroundings, the animals, and the fantastic way nature and wildlife works. This is a great way to build the foundation for future conservationists and Earth-warriors. Children’s photo books featuring nature and animals are key tools in educating children about the delicate balance of life, our relation to other species, and nature.

Books that show the reality and threats to our planet, including deforestation, poaching, excessive fishing, pollution, etc., also play a vital role in educating children about the importance of preserving nature. Who’s Yawning Now? is a children’s photo book on rare and endangered animals by Nicki Geigert. It features animals that are in their sleepy state. Aside from facts and trivia displayed on each opposite page, it also presents each animal with an IUCN Red List of Threatened Species tag, which tells readers how endangered the featured species is.

Awareness about the state of our wildlife and the environment is essential for young children because they will be the ones to inherit the planet.

The fight to protect animals, forests, and the environment as a whole is everybody’s fight. Everyone is called to help save the planet, which is home to us and the only one of its kind in the universe. But what makes wildlife education quintessential to kids is that it will be their generation who will continue this epic campaign and inherit this home planet. Educating the young also means ensuring the fight for Earth’s sustainability and the species’ survival, including our own race. Youngblood plays the crucial role of continuity in any advocacy. With the destruction of biodiversity, overpopulation, pollution, deforestation, etc., progressing at an alarming rate, we need to ensure that the future generation and the generation that will follow them are aware and fully equipped with the correct principles needed to face the fight against those who perpetuate the destruction of Mother Nature- conglomerates, corporations, and individuals with no regard for life and natural beauty.

The earlier we educate the young, the better we can instill values necessary to produce principled individuals committed to protecting our planet and its inhabitants.

Teaching kids about nature and wildlife is crucial, and there more must begin at an early age. According to,

“It’s true, everyone benefits from wildlife education programs that dedicate time to teaching and helping children understand the importance of protecting wildlife and nature. There is no better place to start promoting wildlife conservation than to kindergarten students because young children are open-minded, curious, and interested in nature and animals.” 

Children are by nature inquisitive, and their fascination for discoveries is an opportunity for the older generation to educate them about wildlife, its beauty, and threats both natural and man-made. There is plenty of proof that knowledge and wisdom acquired during childhood are retained well into their late adult years. Ideas planted in young minds become part of their fundamental principles. We must start with the children if we want individuals who will care for the planet with steadfast and unwavering passion.