If our children are to inherit a healthier world, we need to educate them on green issues as young as possible. Fortunately, a lot of kids are fascinated by the natural world and its species, and quick to latch on to rules and principles. Here are ten ways you can help your child to help the planet.
How to be more environmentally friendly with kids:
7) Educate them about green issues
Visit a wildlife centre, zoo or city farm instead. They’re all exciting ways to teach kids about the natural world and endangered species (an definitely more appealing for adults than soft play).
There are also loads of great picture books with green messages - 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World
by Melanie Walsh is a toddler favourite.
9) Teach the link between oceans and plastic
It doesn’t take much to get children fascinated by the oceans (try Octonauts
), and once they care about whales and fish they’ll take the idea of plastic ending up in the sea – and harming marine life - very seriously.
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