Saving energy and resource by recycling is a big concept for young children. How to teach them to young kids? The app Save Your Planet does a good job in teach kids what they can do and how to do it. It captures 6 daily activities that kids do or see family members do, and teach kids what is the right thing to do to conserve energy and resources.
For example, one of the activities shown in the app is brushing teeth in the morning. When the boy is brushing teeth, he lets the tap water running. While kids watching the boy brushing teeth, a voice explaining that it will save water if the boy turns off the water. In the same time, kids will see the visual hint for turning off the water. If kids tap on the faucet handle, it will turn and the water will stop running. Kids will hear praise for a good thing they do to save the planet, as well as a song.
Another scene kids will see is a girl fells asleep in bed with the TV on and a laptop in bed still being on. Kids will see hints of turning off the TV and the computer. After kids turning off both, they will hear praise.
There are a total of 6 scenes in the app. As you can see from the examples, all scenes are everyday activities kids can easily relate to. The app makes “saving the earth” all so actionable even for preschool age children.
When kids are familiar with the scenes, parents can turn off narration to see if kids remember what to do without verbal reminders.
There is a coloring activity in the app that kids can color the pictures shown in the app. This is another opportunity for teachers and parents to reinforce the concepts.
Other options available for the users include turning off and on the music.
Overall, Save Your Planet is an easy app for young children to learn what it means for them to save energy and to recycle, and what they can do to contribute to the effort to making the earth a better place for us all.
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