Children are never too young to take care of environment. They too can contribute at their level in providing care to the nature. Based on their learning ability, teach them what earth holds in her arm. So, here are the ways to help kids to go green-
1. Rent Toys Instead of Buying
Kids love playing with toys. Toys are unquestionably something that brings real happiness to them. But, the toys lose their sheen very quickly, and kids demand for new toys then. There is no point in creating a heap of toys in the corner of the house, and gathering the dust. Better is to rent them, isn’t it? There are numerous online toy libraries, from where you can rent toys to your kids. This green way will not only allow your child to play with new and more toys, but will also be lighter on your pocket.
2. Get them Involved with Nature
Along with the physical skills, playing in nature helps kids to earn a practical experience. The more time children spend outdoors, the more they learn to respect nature. Riding a bike, planting trees or building a birdhouse like simple activities can help a lot, in maintaining a flourishing balance with nature.
Also talk with your kids about the danger that nature is facing on account of rising global warming. But, keep it simple i.e. in a way that knowledge can be imbibed by the little ones.
3. Teach them Green Crafts
Well, green crafting could be making useful items from unused stuff like “denim pillow” from discarded piece of jean. Green crafting encourages creative and out-of-the–box thinking in children. It just requires bits-and-pieces of discarded items, and zeal to turn eyes to the mess. Whenever you find some time off from your busy schedule, teach some green crafts to children, while getting bored at home.
4. Other Things to Teach Kids Are
- Switching off the fans and lights when not in use.
- Turning off the water tap while teeth- brushing.
- Recycle gadgets and toys. Donate them to an orphanage or NGO.
- Teach him what includes recyclables and non-recyclables (even when he hasn’t got the subject- ‘Environmental Studies’). Ask him to separate recyclable items, like glass, plastics, wet and dry waste at home.
- Indulge him more in outdoor games than ones that consume power.