Ways to Make Kids More Eco-Friendly
Posted in Growing Up, Learning & Development, Parents To Be, Working Moms on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
It is never too early to start teaching good habits to your little ones, especially when it comes to teaching them the importance of preserving nature. The earlier you inculcate these habits in them; the chances of them following them are higher. Teaching your kids to be environmentally friendly requires small lifestyle changes and some effort from the family. Simply by educating your kids on the importance of 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, will not make too much of a difference. The trick is to make it fun!
Here are some effective ways to raise environmentally friendly kids.
Gardening: Bring your kids closer to nature by planting saplings and getting your hands dirty in the garden with your kids. This will help them become more conscious about how nature works. In case you don’t have a garden in your house, you can always transform your balcony or your backyard in to a nice garden and teach your kids the art of gardening. They will love watching flowers bloom and vegetables grow.
Composting: Composting is a great way of transforming your kitchen waste into black gold for your garden. You can teach your kids to compost easily by buying a composter, ask your kids to collect dry leave from around the house for the composter. Giving them small chores will give them the sense of ownership and will get them more interested in maintaining an eco-friendly house.
Green adventure: Going on a camping trip with your kids is the best way to connect with Mother Nature. Spending time outdoors will help your kids develop a bond with the nature.
Feed the animals: Develop a habit of feeding the stray animals and birds. You can make a nice bird feeder with recycled materials and encourage your kids to refill the container once a while. This way you will be feeding the birds as well as raising an environmentally conscious and kind-hearted child.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure your little one is entertained and engaged through out. Have fun and go green!