ARE YOU READY TO SEE OUR NEW GARDEN? 🙂
First we helped Uncle Bison clear the area and get the soil ready.
Each of the children got a chance to plant potatoes – red and purple ones!!
Then they were tempted by the kalamangai hanging over our heads so we harvested some 🙂
Each person got a chance to water the new potato patch 🙂
We held hands and sang songs before leaving our potato patch and heading to the beach (photos coming soon)!
Children learn from growing things – they have fun – and gain special benefits! 🙂
Responsibility – from caring for and tending plants.
Understanding – as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants etc).
Self confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown.
Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place.
Reasoning and discovery – as they learn about science, botany, nutrition and simple construction.
Physical activity – that is fun and productive.
Cooperation – including shared play activity and teamwork.
Creativity – finding new and exciting ways to grow food.
Nutrition – learning about sources of fresh food.