Gardening is a valuable, educational experience for all children. Children can learn about the process of growing fruit, vegetables and herbs which can then be harvested, and the fresh produce used in the kitchen.
Children are educated about the process of planting, weeding, watering and the lifecycles of plants and gardens right here at Sesame Lane, and you can get involved at home too! Gardening is a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and with your child.
When planning gardening activities with children, it is important to consider the following:
- The developmental stage and abilities of the child to understand and follow instructions.
- The child has the right fine motor skills to confidently manipulate and use gardening tools; and most importantly…….
- Provision of guidance, opportunities to practice skills and active adult supervision when children are gardening.
Children learn by being actively involved and by watching adults demonstrate safe practices when gardening. Gardening is not only limited to the veggie patch, but may also include sensory gardens, bush tucker gardens and flowering gardens.