Kids are like a fresh sponge. They just absorb everything told to them, everything they hear and see. What we teach them is extremely important as this will be their foundation and what they will refer to when they grow up.
Though there are a number of programs to enroll the kids into these days, most of them only focus on subject knowledge. They will learn math, science and even music at an early age, but something very fundamental that we had as children are being missed out- knowledge about nature.
Children need to learn a lot about nature and how things were meant to be. What they see on the television or the technological changes they read about is not what nature is original. Hence it is important to teach these young minds about nature.
Nature is not just a lion hunting a deer, it is also a herd of deer fighting back and saving the hunted deer. This will teach the kids to fight against a bully or something big. It teaches them that they can work better as a team and never go down without a fight.
When children are shown how a tree takes time to grow to its full height and size, we teach them to be patient and take their time to grow rather than rush to be adults and get influenced by media.
There are a number of toys and nature-related activities like camping, fishing, etc that teaches a number of survival skills to the children. A number of kids camping toys are available today for you to choose from.
When they know nature is beautiful on its own and has its own way of preserving itself, they learn to admire and adore it. Only if they are taught at a young age, will they grow into adults who will care for and nurture nature!