Conversations about ecology

The child took the battery out of the toy and threw it in the trash. It would seem that well done – he did not throw under his feet, he keeps the room clean, read But what is the further fate of this battery, he will not think. Until his parents tell him.

Conversations about ecology should not be divorced from the context of the situation. Take a couple of minutes to explain to your child why you shouldn’t throw batteries in the trash. Use a simple event chain:

The battery ends up in a landfill → corrosion corrodes its case → mercury, cadmium get into the groundwater → soil and water bodies are poisoned with toxic substances.

Real life examples are the most accessible form of environmental education for preschool children, but far from the only one.