This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month our carnival participants have written posts about how they communicate with their children about natural living and how they implement those changes with their kids.
As a parent of a 1 and almost 4-year-old I am constantly working on teaching them environmentalism in our everyday life. I think it is actually quite easy. Here are some tips on how to work environmental lessons into your preschoolers life.
Cooking: On of the best things we can do for our kids is to teach them how to eat healthy. My daughter helps me make the lunches for her, her brother and I every morning. She is stuck in a typical preschooler rut of wanting to eat the same thing. As she watches me give her younger brother a variety of food each day and she sees what I eat she has branched out and tried some new food that are equally if not more healthy than before.
Food shopping: My kids love the grocery store, they are devastated if I go without them particularly my daughter. I am able to ask them what they want to eat and let them pick out new things to try. I tell them what the different fruits and vegetables are when we are in the produce section and sometimes I quiz her on what things are. It is a great adventure and it has taught them both so much about food. I love the fact that they have learned so much about food and where it comes from already. [Read more...]