Teaching Kids Sustainability

Teaching Kids Sustainability

It’s vital to know that teaching kids sustainability is important on the international stage. By implication, it’s important in the national and provincial arenas too. The next generations are the key to sustainability. Their education on sustainability is crucial for the development of sustainable planet. So, what can we do for kids? Kids love fun. Kids love outings. We can make teaching kids sustainability fun, especially easy to do while on outings. You can do some preparation by reading books, pamphlets, and internet articles from reliable sources. To learn ways that you can volunteer with your family to create teachable moments you can look at our post- Three Volunteering Activities for the Whole Family.

Teaching Kids Sustainability

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Teaching Kids Sustainability: Through Nature

Information gleaned about the natural world and sustainability can provide a basis for teaching kids sustainability. The experience of the natural world, seeing the natural world, smelling the air and the dirt, seeing the integration of communities into nature and vice versa, and seeing the places that living beings thrive.

 

You can go to a local park and examine some of the flora and fauna of the area. Even with this taking a bit of time to catalog things in the local area, you can seem like a demi-god with the level of knowledge about the natural world with the kids. You can involve other parents, other kids, and make it a community event. These are the ties that bind.

 

Education, fun, and sustainability can be ‘part and parcel’ of that as well. Some of the practical principles for a wide variety of outings: know your stuff, know the area, know the plants, have an itinerary, bring snacks, take into account the limitations of children’s attention span, try to involve other kids and parents, involve community, and do multiple events at different areas throughout the local region.

Teaching Kids Sustainability

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Teaching Kids Sustainability: In Your Home

How does this look in a practical sense? Well, you can take the kids out even into your own garden. You can teach them about cold composting. You can teach them about the quicker hot composting. You can even teach them about those gross little red wiggler worms that assist in making the composting happen faster.

 

You can take them to a neighbors, or a community, garden to learn about plants and their lifecycles. Maybe, you can even start a community garden. Some of the prior practical principles can be part of this. It’s all in fun. It’s all for the kids. In addition, you might gain a little bit out of it too.

 

For instance, you can learn a little more, have fun with the kids, and take advantage of the incredible natural resources that Canada and North America in general have to offer us. And you can do it with the respect and sustainable intent that is required for not only our own but the next generations.

 

And don’t forget, have fun while teaching kids sustainability!

Kids Activities: Raising Thankful Kids

Kids Activities: Raising Thankful Kids

Kids Activities: Raising Thankful Kids

Doing kids activities is helpful when teaching kids to be thankful in everyday life. Here at www.treasureboxkids.com we know that while we strive to make the outside look good on your child there is another aspect to raising kids that is so important.

Family Activities

Family Activities

One important factor that we often overlook is being grateful for what we have. Our example to our kids is more important than anything we say or do. If we model our gratitude to them and have frequent family activities, they will be grateful right back. Thanking our children and letting them know how the little things they do mean a lot will give them added self-esteem as well as encourage them to be more giving and grateful.

New York psychologist Michael Schulman PhD author of the book Bringing Up A Moral Child had a wonderful suggestion for raising thankful kids. Make a chart listing all the things that each family member did during the day with the needs of someone else in mind. This is a graphic illustration of how you are raising thankful kids.

Doing kids projects and chores beginning when they are young is also a beneficial way of raising thankful kids. It is especially helpful if at time you do the chore with them. All of us can relate to making the job easier and give them a positive attitude when we have some company.

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