As parents, it’s sometimes hard to step back and let our children get messy or to be involved in things that are hobbies for adults. But the truth is, children learn about their world from experiencing their world! Taking your child outside to garden with you benefits not only them, but you too! Think about it, they are learning, keeping busy and you have someone to pull those pesky weeds! Creating a garden with you child will also give time to bond and form a deep relationship.
Children learn many things from helping in the garden;
If you decide to let your child help you out in the garden remember to keep it simple and safe. Give children their own tools that are lightweight and easy to handle, stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and keep fertilizers and other chemical sprays out of reach. Include children in the overall plan of the garden, or give them their own space!
Whether it is plants or vegetables in your garden; there are many things your child can do! They can help water, dig holes, plant seeds, weed, and help pick what is ready. If you decide to have a vegetable garden with your children, they pick can the vegetables that are ready and you can invite them to the kitchen with you to help find a recipe and cook with your fresh vegetables.