N is for Nature #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 16, 2021 in A-Z Challenge / 6 Comments

Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old

This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.


How should we treat nature?

Me: What do you think about nature?

L: I love it!

Me: What do you like about it?

L: The trees because their leaves go “swishy, swishy, wisha, wisha”. And birds are my favourite ones because they go “peep-peep-peep-peep”. I try to get close to them but they run and fly away.

Me: What’s your favourite thing to do outside in nature?

L: Swimming in the sea or walking in the woods like when we went to that place with all the trees, remember?

Me: Snipe Dales?

L: Yes.

Me: How do you think humans should treat nature?

L: Be nice to it.

Me: Why?

L: Because if we didn’t look after it then our planet would get all stinky and there would be rubbish everywhere and the planet would be saying “Help me, help me! I don’t like being dirty!” But if someone gets all the trash away then it will be really clean.

Me: How can we look after our planet, then?

L: Putting our rubbish in the bin not dropping it on the floor. And if we cut down the trees to make paper and new homes we need to plant more trees, then do it again and again and again and again.

Me: That’s a really good idea.

child's drawing of different coloured flowers in a grass field
“Field of flowers” by Leona, aged 5.
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Are you a nature lover? Where is your favourite outdoor spot? Do you try to live sustainably? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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6 responses to “N is for Nature #AtoZChallenge

  1. Sadly, I think the planet is already saying “Help me, help me! I don’t like being dirty!” but if there are more children growing up with your daughter’s attitude there is hope.

    So cute that her favorite things in nature are the sounds. I always think of nature as silent when I am on my hikes but of course that is not true. Weekends In Maine

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