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Shaping A Healthy Mindset For Your Children

The best way to form a habit is by practice; and the best time to start practicing is at a young age. At this modern time when gadgets are flooding the market and are always up for grab, parents have to wisely decide how to rear up their tots. Being a parent, we always want […]

Gardening with your child

The best way to form a habit is by practice; and the best time to start practicing is at a young age. At this modern time when gadgets are flooding the market and are always up for grab, parents have to wisely decide how to rear up their tots.

Being a parent, we always want the best for our children. We want them to grow up having better future, and definitely, we want them to grow up healthy. Being healthy and knowing how to live healthily is very essential in sustaining life.

Involving Children in Gardening

Having your kids participate in backyard gardening is an awesome way to teach them about healthy foods and about environmental responsibility. It’s also an awesome way to bond and have some fun time with them.

5 fruits and vegetables your children can easily grow

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots.

5 cool ways your children can help in the garden

Planting

  • Ask them to seeds in numbered or marked containers.
  • They can also mark each segment of the garden with the corresponding location.
  • Let the kids dig holes for the seeds. You may give them ruler or any marker to help them know how far they dig down.

Watering

  • Let them water the plants, but make sure to provide them an adjustable water wand that is put at the gentlest setting.
  • When the seedlings start to emerge, they can already use watering can.

Raking

  • You can make raking into a fun race. The first one, who gets his area smooth, wins.
  • They can also count or collect stones of different shapes and sizes as they rake their area.
  • You can also ask them to make fun designs using their rake.

Harvesting

  • If your kids are big enough to use scissors, you may teach them and let them harvest vegetables and fruits with thin stems.
  • Ask your children to wash the newly harvested fruits and vegetables.

Measuring

  • Design your garden using twigs or stone and you can ask your children to do the designing, or the outlining.
  • You may use white play sand to draw a design.
  • Ask your children to mark the area where they want to plant their fruits and vegetables.

 

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Aude Seynt Martin

Written by Aude Seynt Martin

Aude is an ex corporate Lawyer with a passion for health, self development and independence which lead her to give up her former career to help others through health.


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