The ecological child is connected to nature ever since birth. This new generation naturally inherits the responsibility of looking after Earth! We need them to a better future for all of us!
The ecological child learns from an early age that nature needs protection!
It is pretty important to tell children, since their first steps about the importance that nature has on their lives! Let hem know that nature rules everything around like plants and animals!
These lessons may be thought to the little guys from big cities as well since it is harder for them to be close to nature.
The best way is take them to the parks more often. Nature smell might attract them! That is the result of the so-called "law of attraction"!
When closer to nature, the ecological child may refine the 5 senses, such as:
Smell: feels the energizing aroma of the bush
Tact: feels direct contact with the ground when barefoot or when planting
Listening: listens to birds as well as other sounds of nature
Vision: enchants with the landscape of forests, parks, mountains, sea and all corners in which nature has whimsical
Taste: delights in the authentic taste of a healthy diet, without pesticides
Values of an ecological child
Gardening is a wonderful tool that integrates the ecological child into the world of science, such as botany, biology, and chemistry. When you plant your seeds and show them to your child, his/her curiosity is sharpened and an interest in research is activated. As time goes by, the results of the impact of sunlight and water on the growth of a plant, among other discoveries wonder the ecological child!.
A child who learns how to plant together with family and so realizes the value that loved ones have. Acquiring such a principle, the kid becomes aware that family bonds are everything to keep it on!
Gardening is an excellent tool to give the child notions of responsibility! Monitoring the plant's growth process increases the child's self-esteem. This sense of responsibility increases, from the moment the child starts to elaborate on their own checklist and schedules.
Planting isn't as easy as you might think. In gardening, the ecological child learns to calculate the ideal amount of land and volume of water for the plant. Calculates the planting area, the number of seeds and fruits that will germinate. The child also acquire notions of geometry when observing forms that the plant takes over time!
One of the greatest lessons that gardening offers little boys and little girls, is the exercise of patience. They realize that without patience, there will be no job well done. There will be time for everything: planting, watering, and harvesting. Knowing how to wait for the right time is always the best advice. In the future, this quality will be important in big decisions. The famous quote, "haste makes waste", might become the motto of the ecological child!
By monitoring the development of their plants, the child will realize that if there is no well-structured plan, their work may not work. Nothing more effective than knowing exactly what to do, like the right date and time of each step. Thus, the child develops his/her own work methodology. This learning, for sure, will have great reflexes in the adulthood of the child!
A well-structured analysis of planting information allows the child to learn more about soil preparation, weeding and other actions necessary for the planting process to succeed. In this way, the small farmer will know the plants better, identifying them and differentiating their roots, stem, leaves, flowers, and seeds.
The ecological child who has more direct contact with nature has more intense physical activity than those who live in large centers. Not only during your plantations but being able to run and play in a place where green prevails. On the other hand, this may also be offered to children living in the capital. Their parents need to take them more often to parks, squares, clubs and other places where there is still green and space!
Concept of Ecological Child Rights
The interrelation between environment, development and child rights has not yet been duly explored or recognized at the international level while existing obligations have not been fully implemented.
The concept of ecological child rights sheds light on the interdependence of environmental and child rights protection and points to increasing human-induced environmental harm
Being an ecological child does not depend on the place but on the principles of parents' legacy!
The participation of adults is fundamental for the physical and mental development of the child!
In short, respect for nature strengthens every child's sense of justice! This learning from their first moments on Earth will reflect throughout their lives, forming individuals aware of the importance of sustainability for the protection of the planet!
The Organic Child
On the other hand, there is the so-called organic child who is guided by the same principles as the ecological child.
The ideal of the organic child places a load of care-work on mothers’ shoulders. In practical terms, it means keeping up with the growing list of harmful chemicals lurking in seemingly nutritious snacks, developing new strategies for sneaking vegetables into kid-friendly meals.
Feeding an organic child requires shopping at specialty grocers and making baby food from scratch, and also the labor of researching options, planning shopping routines, and factoring in family food preferences.