Thursday, August 23, 2012

Clean up your neighborhood

Family Time Friday

Looking for something different to do with your children that will both teach them and create connection with you.  Take a walk around your neighborhood and pick up any garbage you see.  This act provides a great example for you children of how to care for your neighborhood and world.  It teaches them to be careful with their garbage because it shows your children what happens when they do not properly dispose of their trash.  Your children will begin to see how much more beautiful of a place their neighborhood could be if everyone took care of it.  As an added bonus you might meet some of your neighbors, something that in this day and age happens rarely. 

I want you to be safe so there are a few precautions you will want to take.   Be sure everyone wares thick gloves like gardening or work gloves.  Some of the garbage can get pretty gross.  Be sure to stay together.  Your children might get so excited about finding the trash that they want to wander.  Make sure they know to stay close.  Talk about why you are doing what you are doing and when you are done point out the difference.  

This will be a memory your kids have for a lifetime. You may even notice them going out on their own and trying to beautify the park when they see it needs to be cleaned up.  

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