Gardening is a great way for children to explore and learn about the natural world. It helps them develop gardening skills and teaches them about plants, gardening tools, water management, wildlife and nature. Children who garden are more likely to eat fresh vegetables when they get older because gardening provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with food production. Gardening also develops essential life skills such as patience, taking care of things that you own, understanding how living things grow from seeds or cuttings into mature plants or trees over time – in short, it’s all about growth!

  1. Gardens provide a natural and stimulating environment for children

Gardens provide a natural and stimulating environment for children, which is why every childcare centre should have a gardening space on the agenda. Gardens offer opportunities for kids to explore their creativity and learn about plants, gardening tools, water management, wildlife and nature.

  1. Gardens help teach children about nature and the environment

Gardens are a great place for kids to learn about nature and the environment. They can learn about plants, gardening tools, water management, wildlife and nature. Kids who garden are more likely to eat fresh vegetables when they get older because gardening provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with food production.

  1. Gardens can be used to teach children about gardening and growing their own food

They can also be used to teach children about gardening. They can learn about plants, gardening tools, water management, wildlife and nature. Kids who garden are more likely to eat fresh vegetables when they get older because gardening provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with food production.

  1. Gardens are a great place for children to play and explore

Mainly situated outside, gardens are a great place to let the children explore and play. Ensuring there is enough room for the children to play whilst they are gardening is a must when planning out where to place the garden. Kids are able to freely explore the garden area and use their imagination to play with the garden tools.

  1. Gardens can be used to teach children about healthy eating habits

Teaching children about healthy foods and what goes into making those foods provides many benefits. Firstly, lets them understand why they should eat it and secondly helps develop those healthy eating habits early. Learning these things at such a young age will make the child have a higher chance of living a healthier lifestyle compared to those that didn’t.

  1. Gardens provide a peaceful place for adults to relax while they watch their children play

While children are busy playing and running around, we know the adults get jealous. Seeing all the smiling faces whilst you have to stand watch over all the children out in the playground. By having gardening as an activity and a place to do that gardening, adults can not only watch over the children but also actively participate. Gardens provide a peaceful place where all the carers can go to relax whilst still being outside and monitoring the children whilst they do all their outside activities.

Mathiou Services Can Help Your Children Get Gardening

Building Garden beds at Kelvin Grove

Gardens provide a stimulating environment for children, which is why every childcare centre should have gardening on the agenda. Gardens offer many opportunities for kids to explore their creativity and learn all there is about gardening and the environment. Gardening helps develop healthy eating habits early for children leading to a higher chance of a healthy lifestyle. With all these benefits that gardening provides for a childcare centre, the only real question is why haven’t you got one at your childcare centre. Mathiou Services can help your centre get started with adding gardening to your daily activities. Not only do we do the full setup for the garden beds, but also keep it looking great with scheduled maintenance visits. We recently featured a blog post which went over how we helped Edge Early Learning get children gardening by installing garden beds. You can read that blog post here. If you would like to know more, give us a call today and get your kids gardening tomorrow!