Okay, this isn't quite a non toxic simple step. And watching television doesn't quite square with the green granola image. However, I will admit that my kids watch TV. So, I'm always on the look out for something that has a little bit of a message to it – anything is better than My Little Pony (my daughter's fave – she has asked Santa for a pink pony & a purple pony). PBS Kids has a special Earth Day episode of Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies. The episode – "Kings and Queens of the Savanna" – airs this week and celebrates the Circle of Life (cue swelling music – okay, so it is channeling The Lion King).
The episode emphasizes the important balance in nature and how every animal plays a role in maintaining that balance, from the bee that pollinates the flower to the elephant that eats leaves from the trees. When Mama overhears Bo, Karla and Max having a discussion about who the true king or queen of the savanna might be, she takes them on a nature walk and shows the kids that every animal, no matter how big or small plays an important role in nature.