The moms are always busy looking for the options which can keep their kids engaged and they learn good thing out of it.
With the arrival of the summer season in the Northern hemisphere, the sun’s intensity is going to increase with every passing day until the monsoon arrives.
It is always very tough for moms to keep their kids inside the house in summers and look for the options which keep them busy and increase their IQ.
But it is not going to be the case this summer.
You can teach your kids about solar and ways to keep climate change under control in a very easy and fun way.
1. Gift them books about solar
There is nothing the best gift than a book on Solar. I know that generally, kids dislike reading books, especially on their vacations.
I remember when I was a kid, I hate reading course books but comics always attracted me and I use to read a couple of comics in a stretch without tiring.
The comics are colorful and attracting as the colors have more impact in the minds of the kids and they feel fun while reading it. Therefore, you should search for books which are filled more with colorful pictures and minimum text to explain the process.
Try searching one on the internet and order, giving your kid a surprise 😊.
2. Solar gadgets
Kids always want to have and use the latest gadgets in the market.
If you are planning for a trip with your kids this vacation then there is nothing best than a solar mobile charger and a solar bag.
Imagine what fun and convenience it would be when you can charge the smartphone while travelling on bus, car or train without looking for the corner seat to plug in your charger in the socket?
Just place your solar mobile charger under sunlight and plugin the lead into the phone, your mobile starts charging.
The solar bag is more functional as it can also carry your items in addition to charging the phone or mobile. Hang it on your back and go for a summer adventure with your kids.
3. Solar toys
It is very hot outside and there is always a risk of heat stroke for kids playing out under the sun. But you cannot always confine them inside the house as they want something new and creative to play with.
If you want kids to play on the terrace inside the house then toys which run on solar energy like a solar car or other solar toys could be the best option for them.
You can search and order small DIY solar projects like making a solar-powered fan, portable solar powered generator, or home-made solar cooker yourself by assembling different parts.
This activity will be really fun and will enhance their learning curve.
4. Solar cooker
It is not always LPG which cooks your food. Use Solar cooker this summer to relish lunch with your kids.
The solar cooker when placed under sun coverts solar energy into heat energy which is then used to cook the food like a bowl of rice placed inside the cooker.
One good thing about solar cooker is that it cooks the food slowly which preserves the nutrition value which is a healthy food option.
I am sure your kids will be going to like the food cooked under the sun.
5. Plant a tree
I feel low every time I realize that the increasing consumption of fossil fuels (Non-renewable sources of energy like coal and petroleum), causing damage to our environment and the earth.
The burning of fossil fuels emits harmful gases which are not only hazardous to our health but also increasing the average temperature of the earth (Green House gases), leading to the melting of glaciers, droughts, and floods.
The best way to reverse the average increase in the temperature is to plant a tree. Trees absorb CO₂ (Green House gas) and make fresh oxygen for us.
Buy a sapling from a nursery and accompany with your kids to plant it near your house. Motivate them to water it twice a day. They will enjoy seeing it grow with their efforts.
6. Install a solar system
The best option for the whole family is to install a solar power system this summer.
The main components of any solar power system are solar panels, inverter, solar charge controller and the batteries.
Installing a system will be a learning experience for the whole family.
It is going to give you cheap electricity for decades and you will become energy independent.
Your kids will understand the real utility of solar energy in their daily lives.
You can also conduct a small solar quiz during tea time in the evening by putting simple questions like:
I am sure, they will be going to enjoy it.
All the above activities will make your kid concern about the environment. They will become wise and more empathetic towards their mother earth.