Given the role that grandparents have had at introducing children to the joys of gardening, I thought it would be nice to dedicate a blog entry to them and suggest some fun ideas that grandparents and grandchildren can do together even if they are not able to visit each other (thanks to technology and imagination).
Here are my 5 ideas for sharing the love of gardening while separated.
I genuinely think that the connection to the natural world is something that kids need instinctively and wonder what the impact of less outdoor time has on today’s children. So my question is: can gardening improve the mental health of children in the same way it does for adults?
In terms of a purely observational ‘mummy’ point of view I definitely think so and here is why.
Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get your kids involved in your gardening project, teach them a new skill or just spend more time outdoors in your garden?
If your answer is yes and you need some inspiration take a look at my top 10 tips for gardening with children.