How to Make Them Think Birdwatching is Cool
Today, the pressures of school and life in general can cause even children to feel stressed.
Teaching and sharing with your kids the pleasure of birdwatching will give them a soothing activity to fall back on when they feel they’re nearing their breaking point.
You do, however, have to convince your kids first that birdwatching is a cool activity rather than an exclusive hobby for the so-called geeks and nerds.
MAKE IT INTO A PROJECT
You can introduce birdwatching to your kids by turning it into a project. You can tell them that you wish to beautify your yard by building birdhouses. Whoever builds the best-looking house wins a prize!
Arouse Their Pity – Let them know that one of the reasons you want birdhouses built is to provide food and shelter for maimed birds and orphaned chicks. While not going overboard on the gory details, make sure that they understand what harm could befall stranded birds that are out of their natural habitat.
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Connect Kids to Nature Through Bird Watching
Glammin’ Up the Birds – Another effective way of
catching your kids’ interest is by using analogies
with birds and famous figures. You can liken a rare
type of eagle to sports legends by emphasizing their
amazing agility, speed, or ferociousness. You can
compare certain birds like nightingales and peacocks
to Hollywood stars.