The garden, a wonderful place to learn and grow! (Pun Intended)
Growing a vegetable garden with your child can teach them many life lessons. Planning, planting, growing and harvesting shows them the many steps our food takes to get from farm to table.
We often don’t think of the many life lessons our activities teach us. Learning to garden at a young age exposes us to many great life lessons, morals and values rooted in us that take with us into adulthood.
Prepares Us For Adulthood
Adulthood is can be an emotional rollercoaster. Like a garden, everyday something is new, there are so many challenges ahead and garden can teach us those many life lessons we need to live and grow into a successful life.
Getting Intouch With Nature
The garden is full of exciting creatures! When your child is working on their own garden, they are bound to run into a creepy crawly or two. Introduce them to the many different elements gardening has to bring.
These encounters can be so inspiring to a young child when they are done in the garden encourage them to write and draw about their experience.
Gardens are a great example of the most basic forms of life it shows the fundamentals of the food chain and how the environment works.
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
Having a garden you can manage with little stress is much more important than having a large garden you cannot manage.
Everything in moderation, creating and planning a garden that is manageable will allow for a plentiful, stress-free life.
Growth Doesn’t Happen All At Once
A plant goes through many stages before it flowers. Each of these stages has a purpose and are important for the plant to grow, some stages take longer than others. Just like a plant, we have to go through stages before we bloom. You cannot just go straight from a seed to a perfect watermelon in a day good things come to those who wait.
In life when you get frustrated about the long road to the finish line (like graduating college) think back to the garden and the many steps it takes to get to somewhere worthwhile.
Accept Help When You Need It
Sometimes we can be stubborn and feel like we can do everything on our own. It is important to know when to put our pride aside and accept help, for the greater good. Don’t wear yourself thin trying to do everything, work as a team and accomplish more.
Persistence Is Key
In a garden, sometimes no matter what you try a flower may refuse to grow. Don’t let failures stop you from trying. Access what you did, study, ask for help and come back with a better game plan.
Be Flexible Life Changes
Life changes, and sometimes it changes fast, for good or bad. Being able to adjust and adapt to new conditions only makes you stronger.
Beauty Comes In All Shapes And Forms
No two flowers are the same, yet each one is pretty in its own way. A garden full of identical flower would be boring, wouldn’t it? There is beauty in being unique.
Clear Out The Negative To Make Room For Positivity
Weeds can grow all over they can take over a whole garden and ruin your precious plants. Just like in life you need to cut out the negativity and not give it any room to grow.
Take Time To Smell The Roses
Life happens fast, always take a moment to enjoy the present. When we’re constantly planning for the future and living in the past, we often miss beautiful moments right in front of us.
Things Grow Then You Take Care of Them
Last, but not least! One of the biggest lessons a garden can teach a child is that through hard work and planning come great rewards. All things in life last when you put effort, hard work and love into it, relationships, items, yourself everything in life follows this rule.
Feeling inspired to grow your own vegetable garden with the children? Roll up your sleeves, get dirty and have fun in the garden! These are the top 10 easiest vegetables to grow from seeds. Get in touch with your roots!
There are many apps designed to introduce children to the importance of healthy eating. There is a variety of games and lessons available on google play and apple store for this topic many free to play but have in-app ads and purchases.
W5Go’s Healthy Kids is a collection of apps exploring how our bodies work and the many ways we need to take care of our bodies. This app is designed for children in preschool and kindergarten, these fun learning games get children excited to learn how they take care of their bodies. With episodes on the five senses, the food groups, hygiene and more your child will have so much fun learning about their bodies!