All you need to explore gardening with children is a garden. Right? Generally, this is true. However, if we want children to develop sustained curiosity about the natural world, we need to present them with digestible, age-appropriate topics. Our course, Sprouts: A Child’s Garden Adventure, will do just that. You can explore outside and inspire curiosity with the resources listed below.
Books are an excellent way to set a purpose or entice a child to look closer at the world around them. I especially love the book Up and Down in the Garden by Kate Messner. She explores the many things happening above and inside the soil. Her story highlights the different animals, insects, and plants just outside your door all season long. She also has a companion book entitled Over and Under the Snow that explores the hidden animal world during a snow-covered winter. I recommend reading these two books together.
Choosing one aspect of the natural world to focus on at a time is a great place to start. These books can help focus your intentions and engage the children in your life. Thank you for taking the time to inspire the young learners in your life. Happy Learning!
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The course instructor, Meg Groves, is a former classroom teacher, reading specialist, gardener, beekeeper, & mom to two young children. She has experience engaging even the youngest learners with online lessons. The lessons inside Sprouts: A Child’s Garden Adventure are tailored to meet kids’ needs and help them remember what they’ve learned (something we could all use!)
Please Note: this course is designed for kids approximately 4-7 yrs old but could be enjoyed by many!