We wish that playing kids’ online games was useful for the environment… It would be great if the garbage recycled in our virtual world for kids was also recycled at real factories, and the water cleaned by children online was purified by workers at treatment plants. Alas, this stage of integration of natural and artificial realities has still not been reached. Nevertheless, let’s see what steps to develop children’s green thinking might be made by real businesses and online games for kids.
Virtually speaking, game websites for kids may create educational Flash games to teach children to take care of nature through playing online. That’s exactly the goal of our educational children’s game. The most representative one from this point of view is the educational online game Clear Water (here): here kids learn online to take care of seas and oceans. There are also online kids’ games on water and reservoirs: check such kids’ games as Ice-Breaking (here) – and think about the reasons why glaciers are thawing. Or take a look at the Sea Building online kids’ game (here), where children learn to build cozy houses on the coast. In the Sea Building educational game kids may develop spatial thinking, while parents may tell kids about the rules of a good relationship with the sensitive neighbor called nature.
As for reality, huge corporations understand that taking care of the environment isn’t just child’s play. It’s obvious that the activity of big factories may be not very friendly to the environment. And some companies are ready to invest in kids’ green education. “General Motors Company workers … are helping school children understand what they can do to help keep local groundwater safe and clean,” we read at reliableplant.com.
What do you think: what should other enterprises do to promote healthy, smart and equitable relationships with nature? And how may free online games for kids develop children’s green thinking? Both we and the environment would be happy if you share your opinion withthe readers of Kids’ Internet Digest.