Loving, valuing and respecting nature is something that all children should learn and it is our duty to instill these values in them from a young age. The mystery and magic that nature hides will fascinate you if we put it within your reach whenever we can.

In this way, we will be forging people who are more aware of their environment, respectful of the environment and also happy, because contact with nature is healthy, relaxes and helps us reconnect with our origins and understand life.

Don’t you know what to do so that they start to know and love nature?

Here are eight ideas:

  • Make field trips periodically and visit the nearest parks whenever possible.
  • Have plants at home. If we have a garden then ideal, but if not, let’s try to have pots at home where the child can observe how the plants, their leaves and flowers grow. Be aware of the changes they experience and in addition to their care: watering, transplants, fertilization and pruning.
  • Having pets will make them love animals and, therefore, nature. Respecting them, caring for them and sharing the space will make them better human beings, more compassionate and loving. By the way, you have to teach them that pets are adopted, not bought, because that business means that many people can exploit them to make money. And if they are also adopted in shelters or shelters, much better. This is how you help an unprotected and abandoned animal.
  • Making him observe his surroundings , teaching him to look with different eyes. Even though we live in the city, let’s make him watch the birds, trees, clouds, and insects. This way of looking at things will make him feel alive, because he will realize that everything is in constant motion, including him. Noticing changes in temperature and seasons can also make them aware of how nature affects us.
  • Let us take advantage of this awareness to sensitize it to the environmental impact of human beings on the planet, comparing the beauty and tranquility of nature with smoke, noise, garbage, cement, lack of respect for animals …
  • Visiting a botanical garden you will get to know other ecosystems that are not common in your environment, which will enrich you by observing exotic and different specimens. It is also positive to know the Museum of Natural Sciences of the city.
  • Having a garden is the perfect way for them to see first hand how different vegetables and fruits grow. We don’t need a lot of space. It can be arranged on the roof of the building or on a balcony. On the Internet we will find many tips to plant at home. And if we still have the minimum space, we can plant tomatoes that occupy only one pot or aromatic herbs in small containers.
  • It is also good that they are aware of the work that many people do, such as gardeners, street sweepers and / or people in charge of cleaning and removing garbage from the streets in the city. We can talk with them, making them think thanks to the experience of older people, what would happen if said people did not do this work and how it affects our streets if we do not become aware of caring for the environment.

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