It’s Summer time when kids spend hours playing with tablets and mobiles, especially at this time of lock-down when we have no where to go. However, parents should think of other ways to entertain their children; ways that are of benefit such as gardening.
Gardens can be a great place to cultivate a meaningful and fun learning experience for children. It’s the best way to connect your children with nature.
Why gardening is good for kids?
When you get your kids involved in gardening, taking care of the plants and watching them grow, you are teaching them hope and patience.
Gardening can offer children an opportunity to learn about healthy life style, the life cycle process, as well as responsibility, care-taking, independence, and environmental awareness.
Introducing children to gardening is a great way to increase their awareness of where food comes from and the importance of the environment in everyday life.
Furthermore, studies show that when children have contact with soil during activities like digging and planting, they have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety. Most important, the self-esteem a child gets from eating a perfect cucumber that he grew himself is priceless.