Teaching children new things is important especially when you want them to understand the values that are important to you. These values include integrity, ingenuity, and an appreciation for the things in life that we consider beautiful or worth expending our energy, time, and effort on. One of those things that many of us love sharing with our children is our love of gardening! Whether you are creating a spectacular garden worthy of fame or a simple garden that will hold pretty flowers and vegetables, there are many lessons that your children can learn from working in the garden. Continue reading to learn about the 3 values children can learn when gardening!
1. Life Works In Cycles
The first, and perhaps best lesson that most children learn when working in the garden is that life works in cycles. This is an important lesson for children, as it is a lesson that will be repeated often throughout the course of their lives. Of course, this is only one of the many lessons that gardening will teach, but gardening is one of the kindest ways this lesson can be learned. It also helps ease children into those times when lessons about the cycle of life are not so gently presented.
2. Hard Work Pays Off
The next lesson that gardening teaches children is that persistent effort often pays out with delightful results! Whether their gardening efforts yielded sweet peppers or pretty flowers, there is often a desired result that is achieved through gardening. If you really want to capture your children’s attention when it comes to gardening, choose a fast-growing plant for their first gardening experience. The ability to see the fruits of their labour quickly appear is often one of the greatest gifts we can give our children!
3. Learning New Things Can Be Fun
When planning a summer garden with children you need to consider certain things like their pint-sized hands and sponge-like minds. Kids soak up every ounce of information we provide them at an alarming rate! Be careful that you are not teaching them incorrect logic when it comes to gardening and growing beautiful summer plants. More importantly, you should make a concerted effort to ensure that you are teaching your children the positive aspects of gardening, so that this becomes an activity they look for with enjoyment rather than approaching with dread.
When gardening with children, there are many lessons that you can teach your children along the way. Science, math, and meteorology all have roles in gardening, but you should also be on the lookout for the valuable lessons that your children can teach you about gardening and life in general when you take them out to work with you in your summer garden!
Are you excited to teach your children these valuable lessons while gardening? While teaching them all about gardening, you can also begin to educate them on the various pests that can take over your garden. If you want to make your garden pest-free so that your children’s plants grow successfully, check out our pesticide-free products here. Do you want to learn more about summer gardening? Click our free e-book here to read about 5 Flowers To Plant This Summer, 5 Ways To Create A Summer Garden On A Budget, and many more!