5. In The Garden

Children's Activities - In the gardenThe garden no matter how small provides lots of opportunity for children to play and learn about the world. Remember to be sunsmart while outside and wrap up wamly as the weather starts to cool.

Have a small watering can or put the hose onto a trickle and offer the opportunity to water the plants. Look for insects together – take the time to notice the colour, shape and movement of the insects. Smell the flowers or herbs, find same shaped leaves, or same coloured flowers! Lie on the grass and stare up at the trees or clouds.


Children are learning about the world around them, using their bodies and getting fresh air. Being parents little helper in the garden builds their self-esteem and develop an understanding of the things they see their parents do such as watering the garden.


An interesting link from Plunket
Here's something I read on the Plunket website I thought you might find interesting.
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