Teaching our Children to Care
At Green Kid Crafts, we believe teaching our children to care about the endangered animals is one of the most important things we can do as caregivers! And in many ways, it’s simple – so many children have this natural fascination and curiosity for the world around them.
Here’s a story from one of our team members we wanted to share:
My almost 6 year old loves animals (right now, he’s really into predators), and he asked me a few months ago what extinction meant. He’d picked up the term from an episode of Wild Kratts. I remember looking at him, trying to read if he was casually asking (like what’s this word I don’t recognize) or really asking. I could tell he knew it was something bad. So we had a conversation, and he grew concerned and said “What do you mean, they all die?” I could see the sadness form, his brow furrowing. I said “Yes, it is very sad. It makes me sad, too. But you know what? Do you know what endangered animals are? Well, see they’re not extinct yet, we can still protect them. And we can always admire them. Would you like to learn about these together?”.
And so, we researched. We’re sharing some of our favorite resources with you. ~ Sara & Julian (he insisted on the Tiger)
To honor Endangered Species Day this year, with everyone homeschooling especially, we thought the best action we could take to support this cause we care so much about is to share resources.
We’d like to share these extensive, and amazing Educator Toolkits from the World Wildlife Fund with you. They’re the keepers of the official list of endangered species by the way, and a wealth of resources on how to take action.
Inspired? Please help us spread the word on this important cause.
Have a story to share? We’d love to hear it.
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