Our kids are growing up during a time when the oceans are more and more polluted.
What’s more, there is rarely any information on the problem in school classrooms and this is an important part of their education.
What’s essential is that they have a way to understand the problem and even better, what they can do about it.
In the book, 1, 2, 3, Who’s Cleaning the Sea? by Janina Rossiter, there is a powerful and educational message about what will help nurture and inspire future generations.
It helps teach kids how to clean the ocean.
Sadly, horrific images of what is happening to the oceans may do little to inspire kids.
They have too many video games with grusome images and after a while, these don’t have much of an impact on them. They become desentized.
These were some of the important questions faced by author Janina Rossiter when writing her award-winning book 1,2,3, Who’s Cleaning the Sea?
In the most beautiful way, this new book highlights the issues of ocean pollution and its effect on martine life.
It delivers a clear and important message without resorting to potentially psychologically damaging images for her young readers.
“The young children I work with are always very open-minded and eager to learn about the environment. It is important to give them that opportunity without exposing them to upsetting images or stories. 1,2,3, Who’s Cleaning the Sea? helps them understand the role we play in ocean pollution and how each one of us can help to make things better.”
Janina was inspired to write 1, 2, 3 Who’s Cleaning the Sea? by her concern for the environment, and her passion for fighting climate change and keeping the oceans free from plastic and other pollutants is evident throughout.
“Children need to be aware that it is not acceptable for sea creatures to find man-made plastics in their living environment. My hope is that these children can help us question the choices we make and maybe even one day help solve the problems we have caused. If it is not too late to reverse the trend…”
German-born Janina is an artist and illustrator who lives in Paris with her English husband and two daughters.
As an artist, she feels happiest when recreating images of the ocean in her paintings “I hope that through my art and my love of the sea, I can make my voice heard and make a difference.”
Janina Rossiter’s newest release 1, 2, 3 Who’s Cleaning the Sea – A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet (Early Childhood Concepts) is a Book Excellent award winner and a Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner.
Inspired by powerful images of ocean pollution, this book will teach your child not only numbers and how to count but also the importance of taking care of our environment.
Children will love learning how the little changes they make can help protect our planet.
Here are Tips to Teach Kids How to Clean the Ocean
- Teach kids about recyling and the value it has to keep oceans cleaner – create activities at home and on your outings and make it like a treasure hunt to see how many things like plastic bottles you can clean up as you’re doing regular errands.
- Place water and a whole lot of “garbage” items such as plastic bottles in the tub and help your child choose ways to recycle the items so that they don’t harm the ocean.
- Take kids to the ocean and show them the pollution and what it does to the fish. Have them do a clean up activity together.
As an indie author, Janina Rossiter has set her personal goals high: she wants her books to be some of the best-known independent published books worldwide.
You can follow Jania here on Instagram.
Pat Wyman is the founder of HowtoLearn.com and America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert.
She has a deep love for helping people learn as well as keeping the environment safe for all.
She has written more than 15 books including Amazing Grades, Spelling Made Easy: Learn Your Words in Half the Time and The One-Minute Gratitude Journal.