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.
If I had to choose, autumn would probably be my favourite season! However, the start of this autumn has been really disappointing here in Norwich with torrential rain, flooding and only a handful of days with lovely weather.
Our outdoor garden activities have been limited, while inside we have started growing a few things but the girls have not really been very engaged as they have been busy with homework, classes and playing.
What are your plans to keep your gardening kid excited about growing during the autumn/winter months?