Are Our Children Environmentally Savvy?

Environmentally Savvy

Today it was raining. Quite a lot! In fact, it has been for at least a week, which is pretty normal at this time of year in Hong Kong.

Most shopping malls and public indoor spaces provide disposable plastic wraps to contain your umbrellas and stop them dripping over the floor… no one likes a sprained ankle.

I saw a boy (around the age of 10), cover his umbrella in a plastic bag. He decided, to be ultra-safe, he had better put another one on top of that…why would he purposely use so much disposable plastic? Is he not environmentally savvy?

Let’s take a look at the possible reasons for such a casual use of materials…

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Mindfulness Printables For Your Kids!

Mindfulness Printables

This past year I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Mindfulness. In particular, what it can do to help children (both at school and at home) become more aware of their surroundings.

For those of you who haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about, Mindfulness simply means being aware of what’s around you, taking pleasure in the small things that make up our world and accepting our feelings towards this without trying to change them.

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Science? Outside the Classroom? Yes Please!

Science Outside

Science can be a tricky subject to teach. Especially to the younger kiddies! We want to ensure they have a good understanding of the things they see around them. But we don’t want to bore the pants off them! Is there really a way that we can encourage children to take more of an interest in science?

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