Helping your children to create a love for nature will help nurture their love for the Earth. In return, they will care more for the environment and have a deeper understanding of the importance of being eco-friendly. Investigating the nature close to your home is the perfect way to start! If they care for the nature that they see every day it will carry on to their love for nature everywhere. We love to investigate our neighborhood and the beauty right around us. The girls and I go on “Nature Photography Walks” where we take two cameras and take pictures of things that strike our fancy along the way.
When we get home we put our snapshots into our photography book along with some commentary. I put my picture and thoughts on the nature object beside their photo and description. It is a fun way to see how how differently children think that adults, what in nature matters to your children and it is fun keepsake for the family!