Parenting - Emotions | 0-18 yrs

7 Ways To Raise A Nature-friendly Child

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Modern-day children prefer to sit on the couch in the company of gadgets than spend time outdoors. As a result, most of them don’t know much about nature and its numerous bounties. On the occasion of World Earth Day, teach your child about the environment and the need to love and respect nature.

Flip through our ClipBook to understand how to get your children closer to nature.

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1. Talk About Nature

When we talk about the environment we mean everything in the world around us that surrounds and affects all life on earth, including the air, food chains, the water cycle, plants, animals and other humans...

2. Increase Awareness About Nature

Getting your kids on board can do wonders for your family’s environmentally friendly status and feel-good factor. Let’s take a look at a few ways in which you can promote an ecofriendly...

3. Spend Time With Nature

According to Richard Louv, 2008 Audubon Medal Recipient and author of Last Child in the Woods, kids today are becoming more and more removed from nature, at the expense of their own psychological and physical...

4. Care For Nature

As parents, we often overlook our responsibility towards nature and the environment and caring for the plants in our houses becomes the responsibility of our helpers. Maybe you can start by...

5. Tell Stories About Nature

Environmental storytelling is using the ancient art of oral storytelling, as our ancestors once did, to teach about the natural world, our relationship within it and to foster the sense of stewardship. Environmental storytelling...

6. Help Your Child Connect With Nature

Children love the Earth. They really do hug trees. Kids care in the purest and sweetest way for birds, flowers, plants, and animals. To see children smell a flower, marvel at a bee buzzing around them, and jump with joy...

7. Engage In Activities To Connect With Nature

Kids and outdoor play are a natural combination. Remember your own childhood days? Climbing trees, skipping stones, playing tag, and watching cloud shapes may still be vivid in your mind. But they’re memories that...

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