- Lead by example: When it comes to teaching kids anything, it should always be “do as I do” and not just “do as I say.” Ensure you are living out all you teach them about environmental sustainability.
- Make it fun: Be descriptive, use colours, animal characters and other fun examples to help the kids imagine and create pictures in their minds.
- Get your kids involved in what you’re doing: A great way to learn is by practising. Get your kids involved in your efforts towards environmental sustainability. Let them water plants, sort clothes, or do other stuff within their capabilities.
- Volunteer with your kids: Let volunteering be a family event as much as possible. Kids also have services they can offer as volunteers.
- Beware of student overload: Don’t teach too much at once. It can make the entire subject exasperating.
- Avoid doom and gloom: Remember that kids are very imaginative so be careful not to paint a picture of doom and apocalypse when teaching them about environmental sustainability.
- Focus on quality of life issues: Make kids aware that life is not just merely about existing but also about thriving in this existence by living out the best possible practices.
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