Nursery Rhymes for Social Good takes classic songs and poems and gives them new purpose, encouraging children everywhere to learn about and participate in the United Nation’s 17 Global Goals–to make our world a better place for all.
These poems are meant to spread awareness and encourage discussions with children about the world we live in, the problems we face, and how to resolve them. They were inspired by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development which were established by 193 world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in the General Assembly in New York, 2015.
The 17 Global Goals are designed to help achieve three objectives: (1) End extreme poverty, (2) Fight inequality and injustice, (3) Fix climate change. They are meant to be implemented by citizens and governments worldwide to ensure achievement of these goals by the year 2030.
In 2030, the children who read this book will be at a prime age to participate in the society that we are preparing for them. Let us educate them so they will be willing and able to take positive action in the world.
Holly Olsen lives in Connecticut with her husband and four daughters. She has a masters degree in Second Language Teaching from Utah State University, and a BA in Spanish with a minor in International Studies. She co-founded a bilingual preschool with a focus on social and environmental justice. In recent years, she co-founded the nonprofit HemoHelper where she helps provide medical IDs and supplies to hemophiliacs in developing countries.