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Recycled toys: creativity and environmental education

Recycled toys are an excellent way to involve children into creativity, imagination and environmental education.

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Either to develop children's criativity or to promote the awareness to recycling and waste management, work with recycled toys is flexible to apply under several formats.

Based on the feedbacks given on the comments below by G. Quinque, we can think on the following suggestions to make this idea more practical:
  • What about provide training classes for parents and encourage them to teach their young kids?
  • What about design some handbook and distribute them to low-income families with young kids?
  • Do you have any other suggestion?


Sources:

IDEIAS PARA FAZER BRINQUEDOS RECICLADOS PARA AS CRIANÇAS.  (in portuguese)
http://www.revistaartesanato.com.br/ideias-para-fazer-brinquedos-reciclados-para-as-criancas/

BRINQUEDOS RECICLADOS (in portuguese)
http://www.smartkids.com.br/especiais/brinquedos-reciclados.html


 

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Hi, André, thanks a lot for your sharing. The idea of recycled toys are so cool. It will not only help children reach their potential of creativity, but also enhance children' s awareness of environmental protection. We also find some interesting videos introducing recycled toys. Here are the links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYLgGSHiPxM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66P0bonAT8
We are also curious that how could we make the idea more practical? Should we provide some training classes for parents and encourage them to teach their young kids? Or should we design some handbook and distribute them to low-income families with young kids?

Photo of André Fernandes

Nice Quinque your insights! Both suggestions to make the idea more practical can be encouraged. I'll update based on your comments!

Photo of G. Quinque

Thank you for your reply. Good luck with your idea of "Modular Packaging". That's very impressive.

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