Conserving energy and saving money ought to be a family participation. Teaching children to be energy efficient. Your children must also learn to contribute in cutting down the utility bills.
Teach children the importance of saving energy and the value of being energy efficient will help the planet earth. Tell them stories or read educational books about the importance of energy.
Lead by example because children tend to follow what elders do. Apply what you preach. Don’t simply tell them to turn the lights off before leaving their room; show them by always turning the lights off every time you leave a room. Teaching and leading by example are a good combination if you want to make good habits stick.
Provide informative materials for your kids to learn the value of preserving energy as well as the ways on how to save it. Computer software, educational sites, books and television shows that educate and entertain children would really make a difference on how well they will respond. This is especially relevant to children between 5 to 10 years old.
Household activities should not limit to eating, playing and entertainment. Chores can also be a good technique to bond with your children. Manually wash the car, water the plants, clean the table, wash the dishes, clean the house etc. These are some of the things you can do with your children while conserving energy.
A few energy saving tips for children.
1. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
2. Always turn off lights before leaving the room.
3. Turn the computer off when not in use.
4. Do not hold the refrigerator door open.
5. Unplug unnecessary appliance.
6. Use natural light whenever possible.
Saving energy should be just like any family activities you do, energy preservation should be fun, instructive and driven by good motive.