I think every child should have a garden. Growing a garden can range from a few herbs pots on the windowsill to a full fledge vegetable garden in the backyard. Space should does not need to be a constraint.
Gardening with kids gets messy, but it can be so much fun and it has so many benefits for children. Lets work on getting more kids outside and away from electronics.
Kids learn so many character-building traits from growing a garden! Watch the video to learn why I wholeheartedly recommend all kids should plant herbs and vegetables.
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Here are just some of the benefits of gardening with kids:
- Foster a love of nature
- Kids who garden, eat a larger variety of vegetables than kids who do not
- Kids get such a sense of pride from harvesting the food they grew
- Kids learn to nurture by tending to their garden
- It teaches children delayed gratification. It takes time to sprout a seed, grow the plant and then wait to harvest the vegetable
- Children also learn cause and effect. If a child doesn’t water my plant then it dies. It starts to teach there are real life consequences to their actions.
- It’s physical activity for your kids and it’s OUTSIDE
- It teaches kids cooperation and teamwork
- Exposure your child to new vegetables, herbs and fruits by introducing them into your garden
- Using your garden to discuss reasoning, discovery, science, weather, environment, photosynthesis, pollination, importance of bees, etc
- Help your child be creative by finding new foods to grow and creative ways to grow them including vertical gardening, etc.