[ Energy & environment ]
Zoe makes a splash!
The story features two children and their adventures with Fred, a well-educated frog who teaches them the error of their ways. It is packed with fun animations and interactive features. There are some challenging sections where the reader learns about the water cycle and how water treatment works. On the practical side, there are plenty of tips on how to conserve water. Applications for mobile phones and tablets are also available.
Discover the environment with Tom and Lila - illustrated books
These 20-page illustrated books are for children up to nine years of age. Tom and Lila the fox are friends. Together they go on several adventures which help Tom discover how to respect and protect the environment.
Other titles in this series have been produced but are unfortunately now out of print. You can however still find them here where you can download and print them yourself. This site also contains a set of 10 teaching notes to guide parents and teachers in educational activities based on these Tom and Lila stories. There is also an activity book for drawing and painting fun!
Tom and Lila Teaching Notes
Useful set of 10 brief teaching notes to guide parents and teachers in educational activities based on the stories of Tom and Lila. For each story, you can find the summary, ‘before reading’ section, topics for discussion, follow-up activities and links.
Tom and Lila e-books
Tom and Lila the Fox learn how important the environment is – and how to look after it – through their exciting adventures. One minute they are meeting an endangered tribe in a rainforest, and the next they are convincing a Major to make his town car-free. You can now enjoy the stories as e-books.
Benny’s a champion!
Tom and friends learn that building a new bike with used parts not only saves money and the Earth’s valuable resources, but is also a lot of fun! Lila the fox helps the children find old, forgotten bikes, and a former cycling champion knows just what to do with them.
Imagine and draw a better environment with Tom
This is more than a colouring book. Children are invited to colour existing pictures, but also to add to them. An empty road needs filling with environment-friendly modes of transport and the mayor needs help designing a poster for an Ecolabel conference!
Hope for the Kayakos
In this book Tom and Lila visit the Kayakos people, who have lived in a tropical rainforest for thousands of years. They are shocked to discover bulldozers have destroyed the village and surrounding trees. The message for children is that our way of life can be very harmful to the environment and to fellow human beings.
A Present for Timmy
This book makes children more aware of toy safety and environmental protection. In his quest to find an appropriate present for his friend Timmy, Tom learns that plastic toys with too much packaging are harmful to the environment and that it is better to make your own wooden toys.
Air pollution caused by heavy city traffic and wasteful driving habits are the focus of this book. Fleur and Tom unwittingly embark on an adventure down dangerous and congested Hassle Lane, only to learn about the environmental and personal safety dangers of road traffic.
The salmon from the red spring
Tom and Lila save the life of a salmon found in a poisoned river by carrying him to a nearby farm. Fortunately, people responsible for water quality arrive in time to save other salmon in the river. Tom and Lila learn how precious clean water is and that we should protect it.
Let me tell you a secret about the environment
This book tells children about the dangers of environmental pollution, the depletion of the ozone layer and climate change. It teaches children about the irreversible damage that is caused to the environment if we do not respect it.
[ All about the EU ]
Travel in the universe of greater Europe
Only by solving all the clues in this booklet can children collect 12 gold stars and reach the space station. Along the way, children learn about the work of the Council of Europe on human rights, democracy, the environment and children’s rights. A quiz at the end of the booklet can be used to sum up what has been learnt.
Europe and You
Do you know that the European Union has 27 Member States? Can you list their capitals? With this colouring book, children aged 6 to 10 will be able to learn the names of EU capitals, colour in the flags and discover some interesting information about each Member State. Attractive learning material that can be used both at home and in school!
[ Consumer rights ]
This is a selection of lesson plans and learning resources on consumer education. The resources are grouped into four areas: finance management, safe and healthy consumers, responsible consumers and services.
[ Food ]
Farms are fun
Nicholas goes to stay with relatives on a farm and sees how the food we eat is produced. The farm provides vegetables, milk, cheese, yoghurt, wheat to make bread and much more. He also watches Floss the dog round up sheep for shearing. The wool will be used to make clothes and carpets.
Where does milk come from?
Have you ever wondered about how milk is turned into butter, cheese, yoghurt and ice cream? This booklet explains each step in the production process and includes some surprising facts on dairy products. Which European country consumes the most cheese? You might be surprised by the answer...
Europe & Agriculture
This colourful picture book comes complete with a set of stickers showing different agricultural products. Children have to stick them on the country from which they think the produce originates. The correct answers can be found at the back of the book.
On the farm
This is a colouring book depicting life on a farm. It includes friendly pictures of farmers working the fields, cows grazing and products such as milk and eggs.
[ Safety ]
112, the single emergency number for Europe
This site helps children remember and understand when to call the EU-wide emergency number 112 through a quiz, jigsaw puzzle, colouring sheet and useful advice.
Wild Web Woods game
Having created their own character – ranging from a pirate to a knight or ranger – children must direct him or her through the woods, picking up scrolls on the UN’s ‘rights of the child’ convention as well as other treasures while avoiding the evil mushrooms. Each player will also learn about internet security and privacy.