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Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow.
People of all ages can enjoy gardening, but children in particular will have lots of fun and gain special benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
Children like large, brightly coloured flowers and vegetables that grow quickly. Plants such as sunflowers, corn and pumpkins are good examples.
You should also consider using varieties of plants that have sensory and textural qualities as well. Examples of great sensory plants include:
Toddlers, preschoolers, primary-school-aged and older children will all have different expectations and will learn different things in the garden.
Younger children will require careful supervision during activities. Suitable tasks for younger children include watering plants, harvesting produce and planting seeds. Older children are physically capable of handling a greater variety of activities, like digging, carrying, planting, mulching and pruning.
Join us this Friday 26 August 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘A Kiddies Garden Corner’, with Garden Guru Sue Both.
Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:
Meeting ID: 895 4523 9568
or use the following direct link: https://bit.ly/3dJa8gg