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Five fun gardening activities to do remotely with your grandchild

Five fun gardening activities to do remotely with your grandchild

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.

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Ideas for using gardening and nature to home school your kids

Ideas for using gardening and nature to home school your kids

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.

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Five fun gardening activities for kids to do during half term

Five fun gardening activities for kids to do during half term

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.

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Can gardening improve children’s mental health? A gardening mum's point of view.

Can gardening improve children’s mental health? A gardening mum's point of view.

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.

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Top 10 tips for gardening with children

Top 10 tips for gardening with children

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.

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