Jun
29

GARDENING WITH CHILDREN: AN OUTDOOR LEARNING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS

“When parents get involved in gardening with their kids, the results are even better! These studies suggest links between growing food and increased food preparation at home, as well as a 40 percent increase in consumption of fresh produce in adults. So grab a shovel with your child and watch the health of your whole family blossom.”

Teaching Children about GardeningBritish horticulturist and garden writer, Gertrude Jekyll, said, “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” These are lofty character traits – ones we want our children to gain. Teaching kids to garden also encourages an attitude of conservation and respect for nature. Perhaps most importantly, though, gardening with children is downright fun. Children are natural explorers who find joy in the simple pleasures of planting seeds or searching for earthworms.

 

Read more: https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/e-family-news/gardening-with-children

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