Teaching our kids to be eco-responsible

Contributing to keeping our planet green is becoming increasingly important, and teaching out kids to do their part right from the early ages is even more important. We need to teach our kids to do the right thing by first starting to practice it ourselves. We need to expose them as little as possible to using throw away plastic. As hard as this might seem we should start by taking small steps.

For a first step, try using reusable or bio-degradable materials when packing snacks for the kids. Instead of throw away plastic switch to stainless steel boxes. You can’t be certain that the plastic is free from toxic chemicals, but you can be certain that stainless steel does not not leach any chemicals. Then initial outlay might be a bit more than the plastic boxes, but stainless steel is designed to last a lifetime and you can sure your kids are safe.

Next, the step more for the environment. While having picnics and parties, try to use bio degradable plates and cups. A brand new range of eco friendly use and throw plates, cutlery and cups are now available – they are made from palm tree leaves. They look great, feel great and look after the planet.

Also look into the range of wooden cubby houses, they are great, safe and protect the environment and the kids absolutely love playing in and on them.

Summer Playtime

Now that summer is here in full swing and our kids are off on their summer break – we need new ideas to use their energy wisely. It is there summer holidays that they remember for years to come.
One of the great ideas are summer camps where our children will get to meet and socialise with other kids while learning new skills everyday. This way we can be certain that their days are taken care of productively and the pressure on us is relived a bit. Most summer camps get filled up very early, so we need to make sure that we get our googling and talking started to find and enrol in the camp that appeals to us the most.

Choose a camp that has a good mixture of indoor and outdoor activities and activities where your child will gain more skills while complimenting the ones he already has. Camps also provide new and innovative educational toys that intellectually challenge kids improving their problem solving skills, so find one that covers as many aspects as possible.

Once all that is sorted, the next important thing is to make sure they are well prepared for every morning. Water and healthy snacks is a must. Remember they are running around the whole day, so keeping them at high hydration levels and energy levels is of course important. Next, protection from the sun – this cant be taken lightly. Skin cancer is growing exponentially, don’t allow your kids to be a victim. Protect them right from childhood. As the ads say – there is nothing healthy about a tan.