Big Questions Brighter Tomorrow have just released 'Livi and the Story of Climate Change', the follow up to 'Livi and the Story of the Sausage Roll'. Watch a video reading of each book here. One of the authors, Erika, is also working on a campaign for vegan school meals in the UK. Get in touch with her to find out more.
Phoebe Swan introduces her eco kid's book 'King Leonard's Teddy', which is currently shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award. The award recognises radical and inclusive children's literature. The book visualises themes of 'over-consumption and waste.. all bundled up in a hugely- relatable narrative of losing a favourite toy'.
'Vivi the Supervegan' is a children's book with a vegan message, designed to encourage children to take a stand and empower them to be compassionate and kind...to all kinds. Author Tina Newman describes her vegan journey here. You can find lockdown activities on the website, and information about the next book in the series.
Faye Smith runs Nature Makers, a crafty outdoor learning group which only uses vegan and eco friendly craft materials. Nature Makers share craft ideas and colouring sheets online, and produce educational materials. Here Faye shares some forest school art ideas, and the story of how she set the classes up.
How do you bring a baby on holiday as a vegan? This is what I have been daydreaming about, especially since the UK lockdown is partially lifted today. I’ve compiled my research into three, mostly UK based maps, which you can find on my website, Vegan Family Guide. They show family friendly vegan and vegetarian accommodation and cafes, and some things to do.
October is World Animal Hero Kids Month! Animal Hero Kids is an all-volunteer kindness education charity empowering youth to compassionate action via free school presentations highlighting stories of animal rescue and advocacy and action for other animals.
A day in the life of a child living in the Sadhana Forest vegan community, a part of Auroville ecovillage, India.
Breeze ‘Sistah Vegan’ Harper is an academic, author, consultant, and mother of four ‘sistot’ vegans. She is well known for her critical race feminist speeches… and here she reviews a picture book about dinosaurs: 'T-Veg - The Story Of A Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur'. Breeze has a talk coming up this week about antiracism parenting.
Yorit Rozin is a mother of two, and co founder of Sadhana Forest - a vegan reforestation and sustainable living community in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, South India. Her book of autobiographical stories 'From my little hut in the forest' is available for free download; Yorit also lives a gift economy lifestyle. Sneak a peak at Yorit's forthcoming children's book and video 'I live in a hut' here too.
Tara Franks tells us how she keeps her London based baby music club going virtually, while the UK is in lockdown. Tot's Tunes blurb: 'These interactive, creative parent and baby (0-5s) classes combine learning original tunes and songs from around the world with a few dance moves! Tots Tunes is for local parents who want to connect with other like-minded people in the neighbourhood and have a bit of fun, listen to and sing some quality ‘non-baby’ acoustic music all accompanied by live string instruments and djembe. Classes are led by founder and cellist Tara Franks. Award winning Tots Tunes (Netmums best class in Hackney) is the longest standing of SoundsCreative's Neighbourhood projects, running since 2011'