Sustainability Wednesday: How to teach children to care about our environment?
Tips for kids to learn about the environment or be environments. How to train kids to learn about the environment
Raising children to be environmentally conscious has never been more of a challenge. With the world’s population exploding and our natural resources dwindling, parents are faced with teaching their kids about conservation at a time when they need it most.
Kids should know about the environment because it is important to care for the planet and the natural world that we’re living in. Kids can benefit from understanding how important recycling is, planting gardens with us, and making their own decisions on what they want to do to help. They’ll also learn how to be less wasteful and consume less.
You can start teaching children how to be environmentally friendly by taking them on walks in the park. Show them trees, plants and animals. Explain their importance and make your kids understand why we need to take care of the environment. They’ll also learn a lot about life while being close with you and nature. It is a great way to spend good quality time together as a family too!
When they get older, establish recycling bins in your home so that they can see what happens to their papers, glass bottles and cans after they throw them away. Make sure that you’re making an example yourself by showing them how easy it is and how much better our planet will be if we recycle more often. You don’t have to make a big deal out of it. If you want, leave a small box in your kitchen so that they can easily drop their bottles and cans in there and teach them how to not be wasteful.