I never thought I’d have to start talking about conservation and environmentalism with my 2 year old, but it’s kind of funny how kids surprise you! My little man during the last few months has developed a serious obsession with the Dr. Seuss book and movie “The Lorax” this year and after sitting through both more times than I can count, we’ve also been having lots of talks about what’s good and bad for our environment.
Just in case you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, The Lorax has a strong environmental message about damaging the environment for gain, the damage it causes and how important it is to protect our planet, the animals and the other inhabitants of our very fragile planet. I didn’t think my little guy was old enough to get it, but in his own way he does and we’ve been talking about lots of ways to help the animals and save the trees.
He’s been helping me plant flowers and bushes, assisting with the recycling and picking up trash at the park. We’ve been talking about other ways our family can go green. There really are lots of basic and big ways to make a difference from recycling and reusing, to bigger steps like windmills and portable solar panels for camping. How you teach your kids to protect our planet and make a difference with your family can depend on your interests, budget and schedule, but even your youngest can help learn to “Speak for the trees”.
What are you doing to teach your kids about going green and saving our environment?
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