Young children survive and act a certain way in society based on what is taught. If given everything they ask for, kids will not have the capability to know that all wants and needs have limits, which they need to respect and work hard for.
The best part about children is their endless amount of curiosity. Use this as a learning tool and educate them about one of the most significant issues the world is fighting to raise awareness about—the importance of sustainability. Recycling is a well-spoken topic taught to students in international preschools and childcare in Singapore. Parents must also take the initiative to educate them on this topic. Here are three reasons why:
1. Learning About Earth
Our planet is a valuable resource that every person should value. Children will begin to perceive the world differently once they learn about the natural resources this planet offers, how it regenerates, and how it provides the essentials for survival. They will recall the dramatic image when it is demonstrated to them how the world might deteriorate and be harmed if we don’t recycle.
Fortunately, finding books, cards or even videos of how important our Earth is can be found easily. Therefore, it is an excellent option to provide your kids with such resources so that they constantly learn about our Earth.
2. Where Their Waste Ends Up
It is common for parents and teachers to educate children to throw their trash away into the bin when in public and at home. However, have you ever taught them where that particular trash ends up?
Much of our waste from landfills to dumping facilities contributes to overflowing spaces. When we teach children about the wise decision to recycle the specific object they’d like to throw away, such as paper, plastic, or metal, they will know that separating their trash and allocating them to recycling bins will go a long way in terms of saving the Earth.
3. Make Recycling Fun
Recycling should be enjoyed as preschoolers grow up so that they will continue to adopt this habit and pass it on to those around them. It is common for children to complain about having to do additional work.
However, if you show them the creative part of recycling or even upcycling, they will be intrigued and want to do it themselves. Try turning a milk carton into a little wallet or planters for seedlings!
Recycling is a great way to do something fun with your family, as it could be a bonding experience and a good education in that resources are finite. Educating children about recycling will not just result in a greener Earth but will instil discipline and responsibility in your kids. Learning that their actions and habits have a massive contribution to the Earth will make them grow to be conscious of their actions.
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