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Parents need to know that this preschool series encourages kids’ curiosity about nature and promotes eco-friendly actions like recycling and gardening. This vibrant, dynamic series will capture the interest of the future generation of environmentalists and give them a head start on green living ideals.
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DIRTGIRLWORLD is an Australian preschool series that encourages kids to get outside and explore nature. In each episode, viewers spend part of the day on the farm and surrounding area with dirtgirl (voiced by Maree Lowes), who shows them how the humans, animals, insects, and even plants enjoy a symbiotic life and thrive on nature’s resources.
Is it any good?
Dirtgirlworld introduces preschoolers to eco-friendly concepts like sustainable living and recycling in a kid-friendly way that will get youngsters’ gears turning about environmentalism. Dirtgirl and her friends – including the alternative energy-buff scrapboy – not only show kids the basics of green living, they also make it look fun.
Don’t be surprised if your little fans get the bug to start digging in the dirt or powering household appliances by pedal power, but if living green isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it too much. With this age group, it’s easy enough to take eco-friendly baby steps like planting an herb garden or powering down the TV for a night, and who knows? Maybe these will blossom into projects the whole family can enjoy together.
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Families can discuss the environment. How do our daily activities put stress on the environment? Can you see the effects on the land, air, or water? What small steps can we take to help protect nature?
Kids: In what ways does dirtgirl’s daily routine on the farm differ from yours? Where do her meals come from? What does she do with her trash? How does she coexist with the animals, insects, and plants around her?
Kids: Have you ever picked your food from a garden? Would you like to? What would you grow in a garden? Where could you put one? Families can discuss different gardening options that exist in their area and possibly start one of their own.
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