“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss
Reading to your child everyday can seem like a no-brainer, but what your child will gain is beyond your imagination. Not only does reading daily to children from birth increase their vocabulary skills, language acquisition, and literacy skills, but by choosing the right books, with meaning behind them, you can begin teaching a positive lifestyle to your child from birth. Here’s a list of our favorite vegan children’s books.
These books, in combination with the example you set every day by being a positive parent, will help your child exceed in life, as a compassionate vegan of course.
by Ruby Roth
By showing children animals enjoying life in their natural habitats, with their own families, this book helps us explain to our young ones why we are vegan and how it helps our animal friends. Providing children with a glimpse of the animals daily lives and routines gives us even more reason not to disturb them, and allows children to make that critical connection. Including information on what we can further do, past our diet, to help our planet and our fellow inhabitants makes Roth’s book a staple in a vegan household.
by Julie Hausen
One of the key components to a vegan lifestyle is having compassion and empathy for all living things. We All Love explores the need for a child’s connection with animals on an empathetic level, and provides a wonderful viewpoint for our children. By reading Hausen’s book with our little ones, we can use it as a starting point to further explore both their feelings, and our ethics and reasoning behind being vegan. PICK UP A COPY
by Ruby Roth
Vegan is Love explores what we can do as ethical vegans, beyond our diet. By teaching our children how we can make the world a better place by refusing to support things that cause harm to animals and our environment, we are able to instill in them a passion for equality, love, and peace from an early age. Imagine what an even more wonderful world this will be with the help of our future generations!
by Jullia Barcalow
When raising a vegan child, we are so often met with outdated thoughts about how babies are supposed to go from their mother’s milk to cows milk, and Baraclow’s book helps us explain to our children who’s milk is for whom. A mother’s milk from species to species is not meant to be drank by another. Calves drink cow milk, human infants drink breast milk (or formula depending on your situation), goat kids drink goat milk, and so forth. By explaining this from an early age with the help of a book that your child can clearly understand, your little one will be able to stand their own ground when faced with dairy-based decisions later on in life. GET A COPY HERE
by Ruby Roth
Teaching your child the ABC’s is one of the many joys in life, but Roth’s take on the old classic is an exceptional addition to anyone’s library. By using colorful photos and catchy sentences, we are able to maintain our children’s attention while explaining to them the basics of humanitarianism, living respectfully towards our planet and all that inhabit it, and spreading kindness through our actions. All the while Roth uses key words to incorporate alphabetical training for your youngster.
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” -Ann Landers
Have we missed any of your favorite vegan children’s books? Let us know in the comments below!
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