What is one way to help children to love nature?
- Take them on nature walks
- Let them watch television
- Read them books about nature
- Limit their outdoor playtime
What is one of the biggest benefits of helping children to love nature?
- It helps them to understand science better
- It helps them to stay healthy
- It helps them to stay indoors more
- It helps them to make more friends
What is the best way to teach children to love nature?
- Let them explore on their own
- Explain the concepts to them in detail
- Show them pictures of nature
- Take them to a zoo
What is the most important thing to do when helping children to love nature?
- Encourage them to appreciate the beauty of nature
- Teach them to respect nature
- Teach them to be afraid of nature
- Teach them to be selfish with nature
What type of activities can you do with children to help them to love nature?
- Planting a garden
- Playing video games
- Going to the beach
- Going shopping
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Environmental Stewardship: the ethical responsibility to take care of the environment and its resources. Sustainability: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
In Japan, a “forest bathing” technique is used to help children appreciate nature by focusing on all five senses. In Finland, there is an annual event called “Everyman’s Right” which gives children the right to explore nature and forage for food in the wild. In some parts of India, 'Vanamahotsava' is celebrated which is a festival of trees to honor and protect nature.
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Talk with your partner. Do you think it's important for children to learn about the environment? Why?
What can you do in your everyday life to help the environment?
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Work together in pairs: What are three ways you can help children to love nature?