Learning about sustainable development from an early age
The materials available on this page are for adults and youth alike – a fun and engaging way to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and what you can do to take action to make them a reality. Please download and share with your friends!
Thomas the Tank Engine
Family life plays such an important role in helping young children learn to adapt in our rapidly changing world. Early childhood is the perfect stage to introduce the core concepts of what it means to be a global citizen. Thomas & Friends Life Lessons are easy and fun to follow and will help you explore essential skills with your kids that can enrich their critical thinking and communication approach. Our goal is to support your family in understanding global citizenship and to help your children thrive in a more inclusive, ever-changing world. Thomas & Friends Life Lessons focuses on six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals designed to assist countries, and their citizens, improve our world.
Storytelling is a powerful communications tool and helps children remember lessons and virtues that they will use in everyday life. The idea behind the production of the story of Frieda was to simplify the lessons of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so young children can relate to – and better understand – the SDGs. Follow Frieda’s journey through her home in Windhoek, Namibia – read and download the book here to learn about protecting life on land, the importance of water, the environment, and more!
170 Actions to Transform Our World
Get inspired by 170 Actions to Transform Our World! This book contains 10 daily suggestions for each Goal on how you can make a difference in the world around you. A great tool for parents, teacher and children of all ages.
The Go Goals game is a board game that aims to help teach children around the world about the Sustainable Development Goals in a simple and child-friendly way. You’ll find questions and answers, game rules, dices and rules on how to play by clicking the link!
The Sustainable Development Goals – by YAK
Elyx, the United Nations’ digital ambassador, uses various expressions and actions to help demonstrate the meaning of each Sustainable Development Goal. Created by French artist YAK, Elyx has no race, sex or nationality and is a universal character promoting the importance of the United Nations’ work. Read the book online here.
The World’s Largest Lesson introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action. All resources are free, open source and translated into over 10 languages. Check out their lesson plans, as well as their their animated films, written by Sir Ken Robinson, animated by Aardman and introduced by well-known figures like Emma Watson, Serena Williams and Malala Yousafzai. Click here to visit their page.