As summer starts to wind down and the thrill of not having school every day wears off on younger children, cries of “I’m bored; there’s nothing to do” become more prevalent. To ward off these whining complaints and curb the boredom, why not have your child start his or her very own garden? Although spring may seem like the prime time to begin gardening, there are many vegetables and flowers that can be grown late in the summer!
Introducing children to gardening is a great way to get them interacting with the world around them and drawing them to the outdoors away from electronics. By starting their own garden, children can develop many new skills, learn about the earth, and have fun outdoors while being productive. Kids learn about responsibility by taking care of their plants. Watering the plants and pulling weeds doesn’t seem like such a chore if [Read more…]