Ngaa tamariki have been learning about the recycling system of our city Hamilton. They have been making links to their wider world through recognising the bins and crates that we use. In July of this year, we will be starting a new recycling system here in Hamilton. Ngaa tamariki have had a head start and have learned what bin is for recycling, what bin is for rubbish, what bin is for food scraps and what the crate will be used for now.
Our tamariki already are aware of the effects food scraps have on our environment when discarding into landfills and that’s why we use our goat buckets here at Play to Learn. They have also enjoyed an interactive activity to connect and practice the new recycling systems which will be within our community very soon.
Tuumeke to mahi tamariki ma!
The following article is very helpful for early childhood centres seeking to move toward sustainable education:
The benefits of beginning education for sustainability (EfS) in early childhood education are becoming widely known. There is growing concern in the western world that children’s access to the outside world is decreasing and children are becoming disconnected from nature and thus not gaining a foundational ethic of care toward the environment. Read the full article