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 are my five reasons.
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.