Gardening allows children to learn responsibility, self-confidence, creativity, cooperation, reasoning and discovery. They gain an appreciation of their natural environment and an understanding of patterns and life cycles.
Gardening can create a platform for maths, science and art as well as establishing a respect for growing your own produce and valuing where your food comes from.
Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children.
Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.
There is a variety of interesting activities children can be involved in, such as planting, mulching, weeding and cooking.
Children learn from growing things
Children will have lots of fun and gain special benefits from participating in gardening activities. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
Activities in the garden
Choose activities that suit the child’s age. Suggestions include:
Gardening crops that are easy to grow, have short growing seasons, and are fun to harvest
Images in this post are from the monthly Gardening Day at Young Academics Elderslie.back to blog
The holiday season is the perfect time for little ones to engage in fun and exciting art activities that not only allow them to express their artistic side but also help to develop their creative thinking, problem-solving and fine motor skills.
Early childhood educators value music education as a major segment of children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and psychological life.
Early childhood music programs in our centres provide opportunities for children to experience a number of varying musical experiences. These opportunities should help foster an awareness and understanding of music and to help children to value and find meaning in their own lives and those of others.
Literacy includes talking, listening, visual literacies such as viewing and drawing, and critical thinking — not just reading and writing. In addition, the literacies of technology (e.g. computer games and activities, internet searching, faxes, emails), popular culture (e.g. movies, theatre, and arts), functional literacy (e.g. road maps, timetables), ecological literacy (especially for Indigenous groups) and literacies other than English are relevant to the lives of young children today.