Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers

 


Article by: Carolyn Morgan

When I was small, one of the best presents I can remember receiving was a miniature gardening , Compost Tea – Tea Time For Your Garden set from my Mum and Dad. The set had a bright yellow plastic , Moss on Lawns rake with a wooden , Pool Waterfalls handle, a beautiful green , Wood Fences: Installing Wood Fences for the Homeowner fork and best of all, a bright blue , How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden watering can decorated with pretty flowers. , Pool Waterfalls

I'd have to say the watering can was my absolute favourite! I'd follow my Father around as he tended to the garden, , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and watering everything in sight. My Dad even helped me make a little garden , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 16) Temperature of my very own, and on special occasions like birthdays, I'd plant , Companion ing something new and wait impatiently for it to grow. , How to Organic Roses

I planted pansies once and when they flowered, picked a delightful little bunch and gave it to my Granny who gave me a great big hug!

It's funny how we remember the little things isn't it?

Children love joining parents in everyday activities and gardening , Taming Your Outdoors is the perfect pastime to teach children about growing , Unusual Daffodil Stories things and protecting plants , Guaranteed Gladioli, Summer Colour that Returns from harm until they grow , Gallica Roses big and strong.

We live next to a school and I'm sorry to say there are children there who like nothing better than breaking branches and pushing small trees , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers in Your Future? over at lunchtime. It's obvious these children have never had the thrill of growing , Koi Pond Aeration small plants , Landscape Design - Well Balanced Home Landscaping and harvesting flowers, , How To Improve Garden Soil Naturally fruit , Annuals For Shade and vegetables. , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers in Your Future?

A really good place , Tulips: Anything But Typical to start with a small garden , Vegetable Container ing is growing , Design The Desert Landscape Of Your Dreams strawberries. There's something quite like picking a big juicy strawberry that you've grown yourself. , Gallica Roses It still gives me a thrill!

Here's what to do:

Help your toddler or preschooler prepare a well-drained garden , Selection Of Tractors bed or strawberry pot , Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health with holes using a good quality soil , What's In Your Yard that contains plenty of compost , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees and animal manure. Do make sure you wear a mask when using these materials, especially if you decide to buy bags of material from the nursery.

Make your visit to the nursery a real adventure and take time wandering through the rows of plants , Koi Pond Aeration to find the strawberry runners. A punnet or two is all you'll need because if the garden , Barefoot at the Cottage is too big, the child will find it hard to look after and lose interest.

Once home, , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 18) Gray Mould plant , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and Garden the runners about 16inches apart and carefully place , How To Improve Garden Soil Naturally straw round the plants , How to Grow Organic Roses to keep the strawberries off the ground. There's nothing worse than dirty, gritty strawberries!

Every afternoon, make it a special treat to visit the garden , Design The Desert Landscape Of Your Dreams bed and inspect progress. Keep an eye out for pests , Guaranteed Gladioli, Summer Colour that Returns and weeds. , Landscape Fabric - Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping? And make sure visitors are shown the garden , Barefoot at the Cottage bed , Compost Tea – Tea Time For Your Garden or pot , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers in Your Future? as children love explaining what they're doing to make things grow. , Moss on Lawns

Turning your toddler or preschooler into an environmental , Multi Purpose Tree – Sugar Palm expert

Nature and children go together like rain and rainbows. There's nothing quite like wondering through a forest with an ever-curious child, looking at the leaf litter and seeing the tiny creatures living there.

Boys love worms and crickets the best, while girls like butterflies and flowers. , Frame Your Garden With Edging You can explain how nature , Starting a Wildflower Garden recycles leaves and fallen trees , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers in Your Future? to make food , Pool Waterfalls for the forest soil , Unusual Daffodil Stories and that you can show them how to , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and Garden do the same thing at home , Winterizing Your Pond for the garden. , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child'

You'll need a kitchen , Seeding a Lawn scrap bin, a compost , Selection Of Garden Tractors bin, some soil, , Guaranteed Gladioli, Summer Colour that Returns and animal manure. Collect all vegetable , Growing Ginseng and fruit , Barefoot at the Cottage peelings, green , Multi Purpose Tree – Sugar Palm leaves, apple cores, and torn newspaper but definitely no meat products. , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 18) Gray Mould Make your child responsible for emptying the kitchen , Planting Trees and Shrubs scrap bin every second day or so into the compost , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees bin.

Build the compost , Unusual Daffodil Stories in layers by adding soil , Patented Plants every few weeks to which horse, cow or chicken manure has been added and keep moist. We have a tumbler compost , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 16) Temperature bin that is excellent for turning the material and produces compost , Landscape Design - Well Balanced Home Landscaping in no time!

Once the material has rotted down, you'll have a wonderful supply of rich fertiliser to use on the garden. , How To Improve Soil Naturally What a lovely way to teach your toddler or preschooler about nature , Gallica Roses looking after the environment. , Taming Your Outdoors

And don't forget the scarecrow for the garden! , Landscape Fabric - Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping?

Your toddler or preschooler will enjoy the thought of making a little person to guard their garden. , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump

You'll need some old clothes, a hat and shoes your toddler doesn't need anymore. Use a pair of old tights to make the head by stuffing the top part with rags. Let your child use a permanent pen to add the eyes and mouth. Glue can be used to add a big button for the nose.

Stuff the clothes with straw , Starting a Wildflower Garden or old rags and mould into shape. Sew everything together with stout string. Once made, tie the figure to a strong garden , Unusual Daffodil Stories stake. Add a crossbar to hold the arms out if needed.
Carolyn Morgan is a Mother of two and Grandmother of one (so far). As a practicing artist, Carolyn was determined to keep her little Grandchild amused without resorting to buying expensive toys. After much research, she found a number of activities and decided to build a website for parents and out-of-practice Grannies like her. You can see what she found at http://www.busytoddlers.com.

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