So how do you teach your children to become more Eco-friendly? Most children don't think about how much water they waste while brushing their teeth or remember to turn the lights off when they walk out of a room. Even if we've told them a thousand times! It is important to start teaching our children about protecting the environment and becoming more aware of what they are doing.... I mean it is for their future.
Luckily there are more and more companies making Eco-friendly children's educational products! I know Ella is a hands on learner. If I tell her something, it goes in one ear and out the other. But if I show her a book or a toy and we discuss something, a week later she'll start telling me all about it. You might think 2 is too young to start teaching about the environment. idbids believes that teaching preschoolers about environmental sustainability is a fundamental concept- just like teaching shapes, colors, letters, and saying "please and thank you." I have to agree. Ella is catching on and turns off lights every time we leave the room. Though, she sometimes shuts off the power to the computer while I'm in the middle of doing something. We need to work on that. But these are concepts that any child can pick up on and the little things will become every day behaviors.
idbids is an amazing new company that helps teach children what they can do to make a difference by making iddy biddy steps for a greener world. Watch the short video to learn about idbids! You might learn something too!
Aren't they adorable? idbids makes a variety of Eco-friendly products that will inspire every child and even adults. I will be back in a week to tell you all about their idbids kits. But today I wanted to share with you their adorable T-shirts.They are made out of 100% certified organic cotton and Eco-friendly dyes. Some shirts are available in other colors than white. They come in sizes 2-6T, Youth X small-X large, and Adult small-XXL. Each shirt has a Eco-friendly message that your child will love to share. My favorite is the Lola "pretty is as pretty does." These shirts will be great to put over long sleeved shirts in the Fall and Winter!
The Giveaway: idbids would like to give 2 lucky winners a T-shirt of their choice!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 13, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.
How to Enter: Go to idbids and tell me which T-shirt you would pick if you won and who is your favorite idbids character. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
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