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.
Spring is a fab time of the year to spend in the garden and it is the perfect season to introduce children to gardening and growing plants. Spring runs from around the 20-21st of March til the 20-21st of June so it is the time of the year when the days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer and nature finally awakes after the winter months.
Here are my five favourite Spring things to do in the garden with children.
The garden (or balcony or indoor mini garden) is a place where imagination runs wild and where adults and children can get away from everyday stress and the troubles of the world. It is also a great classroom and offers endless opportunities for children to learn and work on key subjects while having fun. This is my comfort zone so I thought about sharing some ideas about how gardening can help you home school.
February half term is already here....panic!!! If you enjoy spending time growing things with your mini gardener here are 5 fun activities to do with kids during half term which are not necessarily weather dependent.
Children often sow seeds and have no idea what is actually happening underground in their pots. Growing seeds inside a plastic see-through bag is a fun activity that allows children to observe the first roots and sprouting plant emerge from seeds. It is therefore a great way for them to understand how plants grow and have fun even when they days are short and not much is growing in the garden.