Children's Word of the Year - Plastic


Children's Word of the Year - Plastic


Blue Planet II is been given credit for the level of usage of the word plastic in writings done by children between the ages of five and 13.  If you have not seen the documentary staring David Attenborough you should.  Along with featuring amazing creatures under the sea it also focuses on the damage plastic is causing to our oceans and seas.  This raising awareness with children has made plastic be the children's word of the year.  Plastic appears over 1,300 times in a story contest sponsored by the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast program - up 100% from the previous year.  Other words that featured in the top ten were unicorns, slime and the computer game Fortnite were among the other subjects that influenced children's language.



Read the full story in this BBC article



Comments by Mary Sue Rogers






Posted on : 2018/09/06