Teaching Kids the Importance of Recycling


Earth Day is coming up and it’s a great chance to teach your child about the importance of taking care of the environment. There are several ways you can incorporate earth-friendly habits in to your life and one of the easiest is through recycling.

The first step to teaching your child about recycling is making it a fun experience! Since recycling involves sorting and containers, it’s the perfect set-up for a basketball game. Line up your recycling bins and have your children practice tossing paper, cardboard, and other lightweight recyclables in to the bin. If you have more than one child, try assigning a particular recyclable item to each child and have them go on a “treasure hunt” around the house and neighborhood looking for his/her specific recyclable item. Reward their efforts with a pre-determined prize (ice cream cone, day at the park, etc.) if they reach a certain goal.

Teaching the Importance of Recycling

If your child attends a preschool or childcare the chances are they bring home all kinds of arts and crafts which can often have a short fridge-door life and then you’re stuck with tons of paper, glitter and glue. Recycling is a great alternative to throwing out all of those “cherished” memories. Some crafts could even become new crafts if you have the right materials and a child that likes to keep their creative juices flowing!

Another great way to get your child excited about celebrating Earth Day is by working together on a garden and talking about the amazing process plants go through to become strong, healthy and vibrant. Just like humans, plants need the right amount of nutrition and tender-loving-care in order to flourish wherever they are planted!

Many parks and recreation centers offer educational and fun experiences for children on Earth Day – as do some preschools and childcare centers. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies every day is another opportunity to give the next generation the best quality care and education. Your preschooler, toddler, infant, and even elementary-school child will experience an environment where learning is fun, holistic, and life-changing! Find the Kids ‘R’ Kids nearest you and see firsthand how We Hold the Future™ with the utmost care and enthusiasm!

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