Green Advocacy – Teaching Kids to Appreciate Nature

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Being a mother who believes in Green advocacy, it is just right to teach our kids to also appreciate nature and learn the ways to help in preserving our environment even in their early age.   Although, it may be hard for them to understand the advocacy we are trying to do, making them aware starting from their childhood can make a big difference on how they view nature.

Kids today are more inclined to play indoors especially with computers.  Some would even choose playing video games or watching cartoons rather than to go outside and explore the wild or sometime the most difficult part is that both parents are working and we don’t have the time to teach them to appreciate nature.

There are many ways on how we can teach our kids to appreciate nature and to have a deeper love for Mother Earth, below are just some of the simple ideas you can do;

  • Encourage them to play outside.  If you have a garden, you can teach them how to plant trees.
  • Go to a nearby picnic or at the beach and let them appreciate the beauty of surroundings.
  • Take them to a  hike! Walk in the woods with them or visit a nearby community garden or a wildlife ;
  • Teach them to be an observer of nature.
  • Participate on Earth Day!

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  1. We live on a farm, so my kids are super nature freaks. I love how you are looking for ways to get the kids outside! Super job

  2. My son would go crazy over that dinosaur! :)

  3. Beautiful photos! My family loves to go for a hike everytime we have the chance to go on a vacation to the mountains. We love to introduce our kids to hiking and staying fit and respect mother nature. It’s always nice to be able to enjoy nature at it’s best and explore. We introduce them to gardening and planting as well, in that way they have an idea how to grow things and how to take care of them. :) That way it will encourage kid’s interest. :) Visiting and linking up this time! :)

  4. It is really important to start teaching our kids at a young age to appreciate nature and the world around them! Love your ideas!

  5. Laura Broach says:

    Great post! It is sooo important to get the kids out of the house!

  6. I also teach my kids to appreciate nature! But I don’t think kids really need the teaching.. Most love to be outdoors, playing in the dirt or looking at something exciting! :) Thanks for your post!

  7. musings on meanderings says:

    it is really imperative that we teach our little ones how to appreciate nature + ultimately how to do their share in helping save our environment! thanks for these nifty ideas, mars! ;)

  8. Kids in the city mostly are prone to be living mostly indoors, that’s why they tend to not value the environment.

  9. Green living especially in the city is quite challenging for kids. Everything is convenient for them already but if parents teach them the right things at a very young age, they can inculcate this practice to their classmates and friends then impact the lives of others.

  10. I don’t often agree with tree-planting activities. After the planting, what next? I’m sure very few actually visit back again and again to see the progress :)

    Basic lessons on reusing, reducing, and recycling would be how I would teach my kids how to live a more eco-friendly life.

  11. Great tips you have here. Teaching kids is not really easy nowadays because their attention is more inclined to gadgets (unlike our days that we didn’t have them yet). I’d like to add also: Teach kids like it’s not a pressure. Make the learning a routine to kids so they can get it right when they’re better prepared.

  12. This is a very nice alternative than letting them watch TV or play their gadgets the whole day. Nice post!

  13. sad but true … kids today prefer to watch tv or spend time on their computers .. the blame is on the parents too..they shouldnt expose much the children in indoor activities but take them outside and let them feel the real environment not the virtual one ..

  14. a practical way of teaching kids to appreciate nature is to teach them to dispose their trash properly and to conserve water. Telling them why this is important will help them understand why such effort must be done

  15. Nature plus kid’s physical activity sounds doable and promising. These kids are our future so they must emulate how we love nature :)

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