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Climate change explained

What to do with this activity?

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of today, but it's quite hard for even us adults to understand.

Trócaire, an Irish overseas development agency, has made a three minute video that explains climate change and how it affects people. The video ends with a question "Do you think that we are doing a good job?"

Watch the video together with your child and talk about what you can do to make a difference. You can also chat about what we should be asking our government to do.   

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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