As parents, we want the very best future for our children. We want them to be happy and safe and good people - my gosh, I just want my kids to grow up into decent human beings! I don’t know about you, but for me, a part of being a decent human being is doing my part to care for our planet. So how can we help our kids learn these values and behaviours?
Be a Green Role Model for Your Kids
By subscribing with The Clean Crate Company, you are already doing this! Children learn by imitating adults; it’s called social learning. It is the little things, like letting the kids see you turn off the water while you brush your teeth, re-use paper packaging and choosing eco-friendly products. They will imitate, learn and eventually repeat many of those behaviours - research shows it!
I’ve always carefully unwrapped gifts and folded the paper to re-use it. Why? Because I saw my mom do it for years every Christmas and birthday. When we ask people why they use traditional cleaning products, most say: “I just use what my mom used.” The Clean Crate subscription is here to help you discover eco-friendly cleaning products that work and are safe for your home and family!
Strengthening Your Bond Through Cleaning PlayCreate opportunities for your kids to imitate and practise positive behaviours. Repetition strengthens neural pathways and creates habits. Your kids can help you by sorting the recycling, turning out lights when rooms are left or helping out with eco and kid-friendly cleaning products.
Find the joy of play, get down on your kids’ level, have a tea party, pretend to be a superhero duo or spend time drawing together. Take time to include environmental themes in your play, pretend to compost the leftover cookies from your tea party, catch the ‘litter monster’ or draw underwater scenes to encourage a conversation about how we can protect our oceans.
Let Fresh Air Be Your Guide
People who spend time in nature care more about nature. It makes sense, right? If your kids love playing in the snow, exploring the beach or the forest, and jumping in puddles at parks, they will be motivated to protect these environments and act in environmentally friendly ways.
Getting outdoors also has awesome side effects like reduced stress and anxiety, increased self-esteem and improved mood! Remember there is no bad weather, only bad clothing! Make a goal to get outdoors - rain or shine - a few times a week and make it happen!
At Clean Crate it is our goal to give families more time for everything we've shared above. We help you discover natural, non-toxic, environmentally friendly products so you can spend less time at the shops and have cleaner healthier homes.