On #Earthday2021 I babysat three-year-old Alex and two-year-old Charlie. I surprised them with a big dump truck and a trash truck. I provided a container of polished rocks and scraps of aluminum foil for them to scrunch up. We did counting and sorting activities.
I asked them, "What is it called when someone throws trash on the ground?"
Alex wrinkled his nose and said definitively, "It's called GROSS!"
I explained it's called littering.
Charlie piped up, "No, Nanny, it's called GROSS!"
I acknowledged they were right, and I explained about taking care of the earth.
Seems their parents are doing a good job because the boys were telling me about recycling.
These little tigers sure make me happy.