Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children.
Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.
Make sure that your garden is a safe place, with suitable equipment, tools, fences, gates and paths for children to use.
Why is gardening important for toddlers?
Enhances Fine Motor Development
Scooping up the dirt, placing the seeds in the pots and pouring the water all take fine motor control and strength. As kids garden, they develop important motor skills that will help them improve their academic skills such as writing, cutting and typing.
How does gardening help a child’s development?
Gardening with young children helps their development. Gardening with children provides them with skills to help your child’s development. Young children can practice locomotor skills, body management skills and object control skills while they move from one place to the other carrying tools, soil and water.
What are the advantages of gardening?
Here are eight surprising health benefits of gardening.
- Home Grown Self-Esteem. Gardening brings a sense of accomplishment as well.
- Gardening for Heart Health.
- Gardening Reduces Stress.
- Happiness in the Dirt.
- You’ll Sleep Better.
- Improved Hand Strength.
- Gardening for Family Health.
- Growing Vegetables for Financial Health.
What skills does gardening develop?
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- FAITH. Gardening helps you to have faith and to see beyond.
- CONFIDENCE. Gardening boosts your confidence.
- PATIENCE. Gardening produces patience.
- COMMITMENT. Gardening teaches you about commitment.