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Teaching Your Child About the Environment

Teaching your child about the environment and caring for the earth helps shape their perspectives, values and how to interact with the environment. It also nurtures a sense of wonder, imagination and creativity. It exposes them to beauty and helps them remain active. A few simple ways you can start teaching your child about the environment while having fun:

  • Gazing – Grab a blanket, lie on your back and look up. Ask your child what he/she sees in the clouds. Ask him/her why they think the sky is blue. If you want a night adventure, ask what stars your child likes. Look on the internet what planets will be out that night and see if you can find them. You may even see a shooting star while you are gazing!
  • Wildlife Habitat - Create a wildlife habitat in your backyard for your children, grandchildren or neighbor’s children. Invite them over to observe changes in the wildlife refuge especially with the different seasons.
  • Explore – Check out the bugs, butterflies and birds in your own backyard or neighborhood. Grab a magnifying glass and notebook and let your child record her/his findings in their very own bug adventure book!

What are some ways you educate your child about the environment?

Posted April 21, 2010

by MichelleH

2 Comments

2 Responses

  1. Big Mama says:

    I love that there is a big emphasis on nature with my children. I am thankful that I have been influenced to shut the tv off and not allow video games in the house. Some parents think I am totally crazy for doing this, and I feel like they are the ones missing out.
    I just planted the garden with them, planted flowers, and last week went hiking. There is no way I would have the memories I have with them if it weren’t for enjoying the outdoors!
    Thanks for the post!

  2. admin says:

    Thank you Big Mama! What an inspiration you are. We are sure your children have wonderful imaginations because they are able to be creative & be outdoors.
    Thank you for sharing with us,
    Michelle

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