Earth Day Ideas

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and I’ve been thinking about ways to talk with children about caring for the environment. That can be a real challenge because concepts like scarcity, recycling and conservation can be hard to explain. Young children take our resources for granted, and that’s understandable. They see that we turn on a switch, and the light comes on. They turn on the faucet, and the water flows. Besides that, young children live in the present. For them, the future is too many “tomorrows” away.

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