Saturday, April 17, 2021

TIPS TO TEACH CHILDREN TO RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT


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In simple terms, Environment sums up of everything which surrounds us. As much as adults need to take care of the environment, it is equally important to teach our children to take care of the environment. Teach them that all the resources like water, soil, electricity are scarce and it is our responsibility to take care of the environment where we live. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach them to protect our mother earth.

One should start early and teach children simple things which go a long way in conserving the environment.

Not to waste water :
Tell them to turn off the tap when they brush their teeth or wash hands. Even when they take a bath, tell them not to run the tap unnecessarily.

Keep the surroundings clean:
After eating a candy, tell children to throw the waste wrapper in the dustbin. Teach them not to litter around. If they do not find a dustbin, bring the wrapper back home and throw it in the dustbin. If they see any waste paper lying in a park, ask them to pick it  up and throw it in the dustbin.

Ask others not to litter :
If the children see other people littering around, they should go up to them and tell them not to litter.

Avoid using plastic :
Plastic is very harmful for our environment. Teach them from the beginning not to use plastic bags, cups, plates and spoons. Get them into the habit of using cloth bags when they go to buy something.

Conserve Electricity :
Tell them to turn off unnecessary lights and fans in a room. Get them into the habit of not turning on the lights during the day time.

Recycle :
Recycling is one of the best ways to conserve the environment. Teach them which products can be recycled and and which cannot. Explain them the harmful effects of non  recyclable .

Give them the opportunity to enjoy Nature :
It is very important for children to go outside and play. Encourage children to go out and play for at least an hour. Show them different plants, leaves and flowers. Let them explore different textures of leaves. Let them play with mud.Ask them to water the plants. Get different seeds and sow with them. This would help them to respect and love their surroundings where they live. They would want to take care of the plants and keep them healthy.

Motivate them :
Even if children follow 1 out of 5 rules to conserve the environment, motivate them and encourage them. Use phrases like , "good job" ," I am very proud of you". 

Read books on environment :
Children love to listen to stories. There are are a lot of books available in the market  on Environment. Read aloud to your children and ask them after each book what did they learn. Then ask them if they would like to do the same in their house too. 

Lead by example :
Children are very observant. They observe what everyone does around them. If you want your children to be good responsible citizens then you have to be one too. Do whatever it takes to protect the environment. If you follow these steps, children will automatically get used doing their bit to protect the environment.

Children are our future of tomorrow. We need to inculcate good habits in them in order for them to take care our the planet that they live on. 

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14 comments:

  1. Love how simple and doable these tips are Simrit!

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  2. It's totally depends on us how and what we teach kids!! It's important to make them understand the love towards our environment!!

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  3. bang on . It is high time we need to teach the next generation about maintaining and taking good care of the environment.

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  4. All options are great dear. personally I love recycling. it is best way to re use waste products and at the same time, it helps in saving environment.

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  5. Inculcating some basic habits in kids since childhood can become a strong foundation. With the increased use of plastic , it is becoming very important for us to teach them why it is importance to be respectful towards Mother Nature.

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  6. Right education at right time is really important in kids with basic habits with good and bad and I liked the point of recycling one of the best way and also avoiding plastic also is mandatory.

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  7. I absolutely love the last line, teach them by examples. Educating future generation about conserving the environment is a must and we should entice the interest in them by showing with examples.

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  8. Very well written post. Teaching kids to respect the environment and value mother earth. I have taught my kids to not liter around and always throw things in the bin. No water and food Wastage too.

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  9. I strongly believe in imparting this knowledge and learnings of protecting the environment. And the best way is to lead by example only. I also try and teach this to my kids by involving them in gardening and teaching its importance.

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  10. Well written article Simrit. With pandemic entering our lives, exploring outdoors and nature has become next to impossible. But if we teach them at home by doing the above mentioned tips, they shall definitely learn to respect nature, reduce wastage.

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  11. I have always admired your Parenting ways, Simrit and your helpful post just makes me add to that admiration some more. Such simple tips that would be so easy for children to follow.

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  12. Agree with you on all the pointers. Kids learn by following. As parents we can teach them by leading.

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  13. Kids are very observant and we must lead to give them an example like you shared. Also earlier we begin teaching them these points it will make an impact.
    Manisha

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  14. These are great tips.to bring up an environmental conscious child. Thanks for sharing this Simrit

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