Nothing is better for a child but to be able to play in the dirt.To be able to teach your child how to grow a flower, a plant, a vegetable is very rewarding.To see the wonder in your young person’s eyes as they learn how to make something grow is the best feeling for a parent. Children are naturally curious and it’s up to us parents to keep that curiosity burning. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand.
Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, one that is not normally taught thoroughly in our Schools today.
Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature. Education is so much more than sitting in a classroom and studying text books. Gardening or just sitting outside and enjoying watching the birds and the butterflies,
can teach children so much more. It teaches them awareness and how they fit into the natural world.
As your child gets older they will have a great appreciation for fresh and organic good quality food. They will begin to understand how important it is to be to grow your own food. They will be more likely to eat fruits and vegetables that they have learned to grown with their own hands. So I say Start them young. Teach them to grow, spend time with them outside,
unplug from your devices and play in the dirt. TRUST ME, I promise, you won’t regret it.