Knowing and practicing ecology requires, as everything, a learning process.
Generating ecological awareness in children is as positive and necessary
since they will adopt it as a way of life naturally.
How to make them understand the need to save energy or understand the importance
of recycling? Making ecological responsibility a priority in their lives through
educational systems and concepts.
That is why in the Luis de la Calle Foundation we are committed to this great educational change
for the welfare of our children, adolescents and society in general.
Both within the domestic walls and outdoors can be carried out simple practices that will promote
green awareness in children automatically. Although schools increasingly advocate for such an
education, teaching begins at home. You can search and play cartoon videos that explain the
importance of being green, making them entertained at the same time they receive the message.
A.- Ecological education for children: learning to care for the environment –
Ecological awareness drawings
Promote ecological games
Likewise, it is necessary to encourage fun from board games. There are already on the market
ecological educational games for children, in which each player has to take care of preserving
forests and jungles, conserve water. Explain why you can not buy all the toys they ask for since
it is not necessary to have so many and promotes the creation of homemade rag dolls or snakes
from old socks. In fact, any manual activity that reuses materials and can do as a family will
please them very much. In addition, each family member can plant different seeds in yogurt
containers, encouraging them to be responsible for caring for their little creation.
Games to learn to recycle
Another step is to encourage them to take an ecological responsibility when it comes to saving
energy or recycling. Design a manual infographic next to garbage with colorful colors explaining
clearly and concisely how and where to recycle each material. To do this, you can play your
favorite cartoons or even do it in the form of comics. Changing it frequently will awaken the
interest of the little ones. Thus, when they go to throw away food scraps or a cardboard of cereal,
they will always know exactly in which container to deposit them. You can also organize
competitions within the family nucleus to see who is greener weekly. For example, incorporating
a water meter in the shower, assigning a specific number of pages per person, and so on.
Organize outdoor activities
Outdoor activities are also very useful. With them, we teach them to connect with nature, to value
the environment and, therefore, develop a respect for it. It will be very beneficial and enjoyable
to take a bike ride with the whole family with a back picnic. Teach them the types of trees and
learn to differentiate them by their leaves. In conclusion, try to love the natural, teach not to spend
more energy than necessary and carry out recycling as something innate through games and
activities will boost their environmental responsibility.