Born Free USA says, "It is important for parents today to talk with their children about wildlife conservation and animal welfare. It never needs to be graphic or scary, as you can see at the new website, www.whatelephantslike.org! As a father of an 11-year-old, I know firsthand how open-minded and inquisitive young children are, and how much they innately love animals and want to do what’s right for them. Elephants today are suffering tremendously and populations are dwindling fast. Our kids and our grandkids can make a difference. But, we have to start the conversation early and not be afraid. Make it fascinating and upbeat, and use the proper language and tools. Our children are future conservationists and it is critical that we speak with them about wildlife and how these beautiful animals deserve to be free."
Not sure how to get started, especially with particularly sensitive kids? Get helpful tips at the NY Gifted Education Examiner website.
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