Teach My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
What does being green mean to us?
I handed her the camera and asked her to SHOW me the things we do to be green.
1. RAIN BARRELS Help Teach My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
2. CLOTH NAPKINS Help Teach My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
3. USE REUSABLE BAGS Helps Teach My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
4. GARDENING Helps Teach My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
I’ve found that a garden is a TON of work, but that the kids know more about the natural word because of having a garden. They have a greater understanding how all living and non-living things work together to produce food for our family to eat.
5. Composting Helps Teach My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
During meal prep, the carrot peals automatically go into the compost bin near the kitchen sink. After dinner, one of us takes a turn bringing the bucket out to the compost bin. Every few weeks I turn the contents of the bin and in several months, we have gorgeous compost to add to our garden. It literally turns our WASTE into SOMETHING USEFUL. Without compost, our fruits and vegetables would not thrive.
6. Recycling Teaches My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
7. Biking or Walking Teaches My Child to Be Environmentally Friendly
This mode of transportation may take longer to get us from one place to another, but it saves on gas, air pollutants AND is good for our bodies. We use our bikes to get to school, local parks, and even the drug store to spend allowance. All my kiddos have biked early (thanks to using a balance bike with my youngest kids) and we’ve been able to enjoy safe biking as a family.
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Kim @ The Educators Spin On It says
I love that you gave her the camera and she was able to find all of these things. I'm so proud of your 5 year old and how much she already knows about living environmentally friendly! Keep up the great work Mama!
Thanks Kim! We have talked a lot about it at our house =) Her picures were so much fun too look at and most were surprisingly in focus! It was nice that her school last year reinforced the same concepts too!