Teaching Your Child To Be Green

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As we continue to celebrate earth week, this Tip Tuesday we are featuring easy tips to teach your child how to be green and care for the earth. Being green is something that everyone – no matter how young or old – can do. Your child learns so much from you from values to lifestyle, so why not incorporate these few easy tips to teaching your child how to care for the earth from a young age?

Water – Teach you child that a little water goes a long way. When brushing his teeth or washing hands, a pencil-thin line of water will do.

Light – When leaving the room, have your child turn off the lights. If your child is too small to reach the switch, pick her up so she can flip the switch off. It can become her special job when you leave the room.

Walk – Instead of running errands in your car, walk to the store. This will give you time to bond with your child and get exercise. Be sure to bring your stroller in case your little gets tired!

Recycle – Make recycling fun by putting your child in charge of recycling certain items like paper towel or toilet paper rolls, paper or cardboard. If you don’t have a special recycling container for these items, let your child decorate a container. This will give your child ownership over their part in recycling.

How do you teach your child to recycle and be green? Please share your comments with us!

3 Responses to “Teaching Your Child To Be Green”

  1. Kathryn April 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I think that is awsome.. I need to teach my kids how to be green!

  2. admin April 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Thanks Kathryn!
    We really feel every little bit helps to keep our planet healthy & green! We are sure you & your children can make a difference!

  3. Amy K. April 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Love the idea of teaching our kiddos young the importance of taking care of our planet. Too often forgotten.