One of the most important things you can teach your child is the importance of caring for the environment. One of the easiest ways to do this is by teaching them about recycling! 

About Recycling
Recycling is the process of turning used materials into new products, which helps to reduce waste and preserve natural resources. In this blog post, we will explore why recycling is important and what happens to the materials we recycle.  I will also provide you with a list of some of our favorite books about recycling for preschoolers.

Recycling is crucial for several reasons. It reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, and helps to protect wildlife and their habitats. When we recycle, we are giving new life to materials that would otherwise be thrown away. This helps to conserve resources like water, energy, and raw materials used in the manufacturing process. Additionally, recycling helps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the environment, which can further contribute to global warming.

But what happens to the materials we recycle?  The materials are then cleaned, shredded, and melted down into pellets or flakes. These can then be used to create new products like clothing, furniture, and even playground equipment.

So, how can you introduce your preschooler to the concept of recycling? A great place to start is by reading books about recycling! Some of our favorites include: 






These books are not only engaging and fun for preschoolers, but they also teach important lessons about recycling and caring for the environment.


Bonus:  Here is a fun little game you can play to practice sorting trash.


Another way to teach your child about recycling is to involve them in the process.  
While you are sorting materials at home, talk to your child about why it's important to recycle. 


What we do: 
I hang a trash bag on the back of a chair.  Any time I have a can or a plastic bottle, I send one of my kids to put it in the bag. 

When I get about four bags, I take the kids to the recycling center.  

Since we recycle cans and bottles, I have each of my kids grab a bin.  We look at the sign on the wall at the recycling center so we know what bin to grab. 

One kid is in charge of bottles and the other is in charge of cans.  We open a trash bag and each kid sorts their designated items. 

They wheel the bins to the worker who weighs the items.  They take the receipt to the cashier and they get the money. 

Together, they decide what they want to do with the money.  Most of the time they want to go to the indoor playground.  

This is also a great opportunity to talk about the basics of money.  

Recyclable items that we aren't taking to the recycling center. 
I have two trash cans in my kitchen.  I put a large "R" for recycling on one.  Everything else that we aren't taking to the recycling center goes in the R bin.  Then we talk about trash. Everything else goes in the other trash can.  You can put a large "T" for trash on the trashcan.  This will help with letters, sounds, and learning about the trash.

So, let's get started! Start reading those recycling books and involve your preschoolers in the recycling process today!

Xx Jeni

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Xx Jeni

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**ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOL PRESCHOOL**

Check out my preschool curriculum!  This is where you get all of my unit studies, activities, and tips!

FACEBOOK GROUP:

INSTAGRAM:

Check out my website for blogs and freebies!

All of the products on this page are products my kids and I use and love or products I personally recommend!
All of the opinions expressed here are my own.  With that said, this page contains affiliate links that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 


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