Unless you are living on a different planet, you've probably heard that Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is coming to town. Everywhere I look, there's another advertisement or product endorsement mentioning it. The adaptation of the classic book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is about to hit theatres on March 2nd and I can't wait to see it!
When Universal Pictures asked me to be part of a 12 stop, Lorax inspired, blog tour, I was happy to oblige because there are so many lessons to be learned from this story, which manages to be both beloved and a little bit controversial at the same time.
The Lorax, in typical Dr. Seuss style, is full of silly characters with even sillier names. From what I've seen in the trailer, it has huge appeal to both kids and adults alike. Still, it deals with a very serious, environmental topic - what will happen if we use up all the beauty in our wonderful world? I'm so glad to see this message being broadcast to a national audience. Let's hope people listen.
The lesson that stands out for me is that we must all do our part to preserve this beautiful planet we are so lucky to live on. I think it is critical to start at an early age, teaching kids to take responsibility for how they treat the earth. Help your kids "speak for the trees" by establishing eco-minded chores and actions like these:
Conserve water - Teach kids to turn off the water when brushing their teeth and to take shorter showers.
Save energy - Make kids responsible for turning off the lights when they leave the room. Show them how you lower the heat at night or when you leave the house.
Recycle - Let kids help sort the recycling (with supervision for younger kids) and take it out to the curb on recycling day.
Pick up trash - Get kids involved in community garbage pick-up events. Teach through example by picking up trash you see around your neighborhood and disposing of it properly.
Get in the garden - Involve your kids in growing something, whether it is a garden at home or a community plot; one tomato plant or a huge veggie patch!
The Blog Tour
Yesterday, my friend Lori from Groovy Green Livin shared her Lessons from the Lorax post. After me, there are only 4 stops left, including Sommer at Green & Clean Mom tomorrow. Check out all the stops on the blog tour - each one has a different perspective!
2/20 New Green Mama
2/21 The Green Parent
2/22 Eco Child’s Play
2/23 The Smart Mama
2/24 My Plastic Free Life
2/28 Groovy Green Livin
2/29 Mindful Momma
2/4 Nature Moms
Do you plan to see The Lorax movie? How do you teach your kids to "speak for the trees?"
(Full disclosure: I was compensated by Universal Pictures to write this post. All opinions are my own.)