INDEPENDENCE AND THE OUTDOORS
This is the time of year to get out, plant and enjoy the
garden. Set aside an area specifically for a children’s
garden. If space is limited use pots. Together with your child
prepare the soil, let them plant satisfying seeds and starts
like radishes, pumpkins, water melons, cherry tomatoes, nasturtiums,
fun veggies and flowers that they can enjoy AND eat. Get some
child sized gardening gloves and tools and if you are lucky
enough, a wheelbarrow. Buy the real thing, kid sized, instead
of the plastic versions that break quickly. Children love
digging, weeding, watering and hauling stuff around in their
wheel barrow. If you have enough room designate an area that
is just for digging without planting so they can get out there
and dig whenever they like. Plant a sunflower house, vine
teepee, Start a compost pile, bring in worms...
Sandbox (Of course!) With real hand trowels and metal buckets, molds, etc.
Wear sunscreen, hats and HAVE FUN!!!!