Teaching Your Children About Recycling Through Reading
A selection of the best books promoting recycling for young readers.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Teaching Children About the Three R's of Eco-Living
While investigating the means by which the council I live in disposes of household waste, I came across several very good books aimed towards young readers which promote recycling.
These books serve to teach children of the reasons for recycling and ways in which they can help themselves and the Earth by re-using goods for other purposes, recycling what can't be re-used, and reducing their consumption of both.
The Importance of Reading to Children
How you can encourage your child to recycle more
Numerous studies have highlighted the importance of reading to young children. It helps to promote learning, provides closeness to trusted family members. In addition, those children who are read to are more likely to become readers when they grow older, and those who become active readers are more likely to be able to write well.
So get them a few books, and read to your children every day. When they outgrow a book you can always recycle it by donating it to your local library or even by selling it on.
The books promoted here show the importance of recycling to young children in language and images which they can understand. I have looked to find books which I believe my own children would enjoy reading and having read to them.
Recycling is important and we must teach children from a young age
Or should we?
Don't Bin It!
Waster bin with paper
Image in free domain
Is it really worth it?
Whatever you believe about global warming/cooling, saving the rain forests, fair trade. Whether you're an eco-warrior or an eco-worrier. It is in our best interests to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost.
By doing so we are reducing the amount of waste going to landfills or being incinerated (contributing to smog and the build up of methane gas in the atmosphere), we are returning needed nutrients to the earth (through composting), and we are decreasing the over-use of scarce natural resources. Taking steps now will help to insure that people today and in the future have a clean, safe world to live in.
Image by NanLT ©2011
How much do you recycle?
Use Music and Stories to Teach Your Children About the R's
Reduce, Re-Use, and Recycle
Discover More About Reading to Children
Teach children about the Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle through play and other fun activities.
Transforming Lives Through the National Literacy Trust
The NLT encourages reading at any age. You will find a wide range of news articles, games, and activities to encourage reading.
Pass on your old books for others to read, and perhaps pick up a new-for-you book for yourself.