Did you know when young children are engaged in gardening, they are learning about their environment and the world around them in a holistic way?
Gardening provides opportunities for exploration, experimentation, and creativity. In addition, gardening helps young children develop a sense of responsibility and connection to the earth.
When they are planting seeds, for example, they touch the soil, see the seeds grow into plants, smell the plants, and taste the vegetables that they have grown. This multisensory approach to learning helps children absorb information more effectively.
Gardening is also a great way to promote physical activity. Children can get exercise while digging in the dirt, watering plants, and harvesting vegetables.
Gardening can also help teach them about healthy eating habits. Children who garden are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables than those who do not garden.
One of the best ways to get kids interested in gardening is to make it into a game. So take a look on our different garden activities and try them out as well!