Many parents agree that they want to encourage their children to have some environmental awareness. One of the best ways to do this is by showing the importance of recycling. A great way to teach this concept is by taking them to playgrounds. Let’s take a closer look at how to use playgrounds to start this important discussion. We’ll also look at how you can keep teaching these lessons at home.
Children can learn very effectively when taught by their parents. However, for many parents, the hardest thing is to find activities they can do to teach things to their children. Thankfully, the playground provides the perfect place to start talking to your kids about recycling. To do this, have them go around the playground and find things that they think can be recycled. When they bring them back, you can discuss whether that item is recyclable. You can also choose to take this one step further by collecting rubbish from the playground area with them. This is a great way to teach them the importance of keeping the environment that they live and play in clean. Additionally, there are some playgrounds made from recycled objects. If one of these is in your area you let them play there, this will re-enforce the practical nature of recycling. However, if a playground like this isn’t in your area, you can show them images of some online. This will help show them that recycling can be fun. Once you have taught them the importance of recycling at the playground, you can continue re-enforcing these values at home. Let’s look at some of the best ways to do this.
One of the best ways to teach your children the value of recycling is showing its practical applications at home. A great way to do this is by getting them interested in mulching. Encourage them to take food scraps and put it onto the compost heap. If they enjoy this, you might like to use the mulch to get them interested in gardening. Another great idea is to do regular cleaning. Encourage them to go through there wardrobe and find the clothes that no longer fit. Then, bag up the clothes and take them to a charity. This activity will also let you start a conversation about the joy of giving to those less fortunate. Making this a regular activity will help them appreciate the importance of supporting charities as an adult.
Often starting a conversation about the importance of the environment can be difficult for many parents. However, visiting playgrounds can be a great way of getting your child interested in this area. Once interested, you can perform activities at home to help re-enforce the importance of taking care of the environment. Though the actions discussed in this article are a good place to start, there are many more creative ways to start a conversation about the environment. So, get your child interested in recycling today.