Nature is one of the most beautiful gifts to a human being. What would life be without the trees, beautiful flowers, and the birds flying overhead? Unfortunately, there are people who feel that Mother Nature is something that can be taken for granted. They litter, deface and kill unnecessary things. Respect of nature starts at an early age. From infancy, the splendor of nature should be instilled. Here are some ways to encourage your child to love nature.
Tell the Historical Lessons of Trees and Our Country
When considering the cherry tree, why not tell them the history of that famous tree? Why not tell them about the scrumptious fruits that it delivers each year? Teach them the value of a living thing and how trees provide much-needed oxygen.
Let Them Plant and Grow Things
Watching something grow from a seed is a fascinating experience. Allow a child to get their hands in the soil and then have the pleasure of watching something grow. It will not only enthuse them, but it will also instill a love of plants and gardening in their hearts. Children will awaken each day anticipating growth of their plants.
Allow Them to Have Pets
Pets not only teach children how to properly take care of animals, but it also teaches them the important part they have in our system. It teaches them responsibilities too. Companies like Cool Equestrian teach children the love of horses, and then the horses teach them so much more. It’s a unique experience and seems to be very beneficial to those who have troubled children.
Take Them to an Arboretum
An arboretum is a great place where children can see the beauty of nature. Most places allow picnic lunches so that families can laugh, talk, and eat all while sitting outside. Children love learning about the different species of tree, and they soon will be able to identify them in their own backyards.
Sit Under the Stars and Just Be Still
Perhaps, the best things to do with children don’t cost one cent. Spread a blanket out under the stars and gaze into the heavens together. Show them where the Big Dipper is, as well as other constellations. Invest in a telescope to be able to get up-close and personal with the galaxy.
Anything special that you do that takes time away from the daily grind, yet teaches your children to love and appreciate nature, it a step toward a positive tomorrow. If more people enjoyed nature, we would have less destruction.