Half term is upon us and what better time to sit down with the children and cover some of the topics that have graced the headlines lately. Not in a scary adult documentary way but in a way that involves children and shows how they can be a part of the solution instead of the problem.
Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It is now showing across all Sky platforms including Q, +, Kids App, Go & NOW TV from 28 May. A brand new 12-episode series which introduces kids to the issues surrounding plastics and discusses the problems they pose for our oceans and sealife. Single use plastics are a huge problem for the planet and are an important topic for both adults and kids too!
Each episode suggests tips and life hacks so that kids can dive in and reduce their use of single use plastics in a fun, interactive way – perfect to entertain the kids overhalf-term. I know my girls are always looking for ways they can help the planet and we have been on litter pick up walks, we try to recycle as much as possible too and are in the middle of trying to grow our own vegetables etc too. We really do believe that these issues have to be taught from a young age before the bad habits of littering or even purchasing unnecessary plastics set it.
The series is presented by Paddy, Reis, 9-year-old Ynez and an animated turtle – Logey – who persuades young viewers that, if we all make small steps, we can make a big difference! Taking a reusable drinking bottle instead of plastic bottles for example, they explain things in a way that is easy for children to understand and Logey is a pretty cute ambassador!
We have made the switch already to paper straws, the girls love them and they can pick their own patterns. We have recently spoken about trying the metal ones which are another step closer to no recycling at all.
What are you doing to help the environment?
This is a sponsored post with Sky.