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.
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!
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.
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.
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.