And what child doesn't enjoy mucking around in dirt?
The beauty of gardening in a preschool program is that you can involve children every step of the way.
From learning about different kinds of plants and deciding what to grow;
digging and preparing the garden beds;
adding the soil;
and preparing and sharing food.
The whole process of gardening, easily woven into the fabric of a preschool day, is an extended sensory and learning process which could start with researching the right plants to grow, preparing the soil, digging and planting, watering, weeding and observing the plants growing and flowering.
How does your garden grow?
(This post is a part of the Nature and Children Blog Carnival at Backyard Mama)
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