How to integrate children in the care of the gardenHelping children in the garden
In the garden or patio, the little ones have the opportunity to lie on the floor without fear of injury, investigate, discover the different types of insects, running and above all, fun. But in addition to all these benefits, the power to have a allows children to start in a very healthy, fun and educational work, as is the garden landscaping.
While it is clear that not all gardening activities can perform the children, if there are many, and not have any kind of danger to them if they are under the care of an adult.
It is true that many times this help they give us, ends in more work for adults, but it is offset by seeing their happy faces, learning every minute and helping large.
How to motivate children to work with plants
The following are simple examples of some activities in the care of the garden that can make the smallest, without fear to get hurt.
If we bought new seedlings, they may help turn the soil with a shovel and make holes to place each.
Water plants and remove weeds is another excellent alternative. But we must teach patiently for plants not drown and not to start small outbreaks in some offspring. It is not difficult to learn to distinguish the weeds if the show while doing homework together.
If children are very motivated, we can have a small space to have their own plants or grow their own seeds, nothing more wonderful for children to witness the birth of a new plant, especially if they have been the architects of that miracle.
Avoid the presence of plants with thorns, and if they do exist, and teach what they should not be touched.
If we live in an apartment, it is no reason to prevent our children to do gardening activities. We may ask you to help us care for the plants we have in pots, and even they build their own pot to care.
Besides gardening tasks, can build large playground games and ask children helps when painting. We can put a hammock in a tree, a slide, a wooden arm, etc.
All these tasks, besides being educational and fun, teach children the values of caring and feeling partly responsible for the nature.