“ Here We Are is a tour through the land, the sea, the sky, our bodies; dioramas of our wild diversity… Jeffers is the master of capturing the joy in our difference.”
– NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
About the "Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers.
Well, hello. Welcome to this planet. We call it earth. Earth can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it.
From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else... Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.
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Have you missed it? The New Released Short Film based on the book:
An adventure of a seven-year-old slowly unfolding the marvels of Earth, increasingly feeling like he is not able to discover all and he asks himself "The world is so huge that... no matter how much I learn, it'll never be enough"
Just when he thinks he is lost, he starts with what he knows and is wowed by the daily adventure that Earth has waiting for him.
Out now on Apple TV, "Here We Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth" the film is beautifully made by Studioaka and directed by Philipalso.
Apple TV is pretty easy to get- it’s an app that can be downloaded to any device or smart TV, like any other streaming service, and there’s a free trial followed by a monthly subscription of a few dollars (if you like what you get.)
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey.
Celebrate Earth Day and discover Earth's marvels together with your child today.
8 Activities to discover Earth's marvels:
Guide to "Caring for Our Planet"
Design a guide leaflet to inform other people about how they can take care of planet Earth.
- Being kind to others is very important. But what does being kind mean and what does it look like?
Is it a Star?
- There are roughly 10,000 stars that are visible to our human eyes. However, only a few hundred starts have been given proper names in the history of astronomy.
- Can you name all the planets? What are they like?
Day and Night
- Research and answer the questions in the boxes.
Make a Constellation Viewer
- A constellation is a group of stars that make an imaginary shape in the night sky.
Welcome to Earth
- Design a poster to welcome someone to planet Earth
- Can Talk about which things humans need to survive and which things we like or want.
- Simple origami
- Importance and meaning of being kind to others
- Planet Names and their Characteristics
- Research session on days and dates
- Craft session of learning different shapes of groups of stars.
- Designing a poster
- Learning the difference between 'need' and 'want'
- Presentation skills
1. Guide to "Caring for Our Planet".
3. Is it a Star?
6. Day and Night
7. Make a Constellation Viewer
7. Welcome to Earth
Who is Oliver Jeffers?
The Picasso for preschoolers, the Shakespeare for small humans.