Ten Benefits Of Gardening For Children
Ten Benefits Of
Gardening For Children
all heard that, being outside in the fresh environment has amazing health
benefits. We have also heard that planting flowers can be therapeutic.
But do you
know that gardening has amazing developmental benefits for kids? Gardening
offers wonderful and amazing opportunities for kids to play, learn and grow!
Getting muddy sometime with nature and eating healthy are good for you.
at below amazing benefits, which can be good for child doing gardening under their
They will learn counting the seeds,
measuring the depth to sow seeds, measure the growth of the plant and then
create a graph. Kids can also measure and compare the sizes of the vegetables
as well the number of petals on the flowers. Another fun lesson is to identify
all the different shapes that can be found in the garden. This is a great
introduction to Geometry. You can ask questions like how far apart should seeds
be planted? How many hours of sunlight will plants get each day?
Gardening exposes children to
sciences like botany, chemistry and metrology. They will understand topics
like- How plants require sunlight and water for growth how to monitor weather
and its effects on the garden which types soil need a plant to grow better like
acidic soil and alkaline soil.
who do gardening score high in science.
They learn the wonders of science
like the plant’s life cycle and how humans’ intervention can break or make the environment.
They can experience the miracle of life through a seed .This would be a
enjoyable experience for a kid.
connects children with nature and environment.
They gain ownership in what they are
cultivating. As children become more knowledgeable about all the living things
in the garden, they are less likely to be afraid of touching the plants,
getting soil on their hands, or being near bugs. They are no longer afraid of
the unknown when they become familiar with what is in the garden.
The waiting time for a vegetable,
flower to bloom, seeds to seedling and unfurling the leaves and this make them
more exciting when flowers or vegetables sprouts.
ability to plan and organize-
What flowers bloom during what time
of year, how long it takes a seed to turn into a vegetable and when is the best
time to plant seeds. Involving kids in this process helps increase their
planning and problem-solving skills. It also enhances their organizational
strategies which can be carried over to every facet of life!
(7) Outdoor gardening can help you and your
children's body fight disease-
You’re more like a plant than you may
realize. Your body is capable of photosynthesis — the process where plants make
their own food using sunlight. Your skin uses sunlight to make one of the
nutrients you need.
is a good work out.
Gardening involves stretching,
bending, digging, lifting, pulling and raking. Gross and fine motor skills are
used, and even the youngest gardener with simple tasks gets physical
activity. Digging in the dust can make them healthier.
Gardening helps to relieve from stress:-
helps to relieve from stress not only for children but for the whole family. A
garden can be therapeutic. If the adults in the family are feeling stressed,
and they garden with their children, it can help the whole family feel more
Gardening strengthens emotional and
Children who garden learn
responsibility, patience, perseverance, and how to deal with disappointment if
the garden doesn’t grow the way they expected. How do they collaborate with
other siblings, friends, or school mates to get the garden work done? These are
character-building skills that research shows children reap in the garden.
Happy Gardening & Bring Home