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Planting A Potato Patch With Uncle Bison


First we helped Uncle Bison clear the area and get the soil ready.

Each of the children got a chance to plant potatoes โ€“ red and purple ones!!

Then they were tempted by the kalamangai hanging over our heads so we harvested some ๐Ÿ™‚

Each person got a chance to water the new potato patch ๐Ÿ™‚

We held hands and sang songs before leaving our potato patch and heading to the beach (photos coming soon)!

Children learn from growing things โ€“ they have fun โ€“ and gain special benefits! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Responsibility โ€“ from caring for and tending plants.

  2. Understanding โ€“ as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants etc).

  3. Self confidence โ€“ from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown.

  4. Love of nature โ€“ a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place.

  5. Reasoning and discovery โ€“ as they learn about science, botany, nutrition and simple construction.

  6. Physical activity โ€“ that is fun and productive.

  7. Cooperation โ€“ including shared play activity and teamwork.

  8. Creativity โ€“ finding new and exciting ways to grow food.

  9. Nutrition โ€“ learning about sources of fresh food.

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