Children's Gardens are Living Laboratories
"Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life. " - R. Search
It is true that wisdom comes from wonderment. By creating a magical space in nature, a child will become a scientist in their own outdoor laboratory and truly began to learn through exploration. You can give them the opportunity to grow their own vegetables and appreciate nature's systems that will create a lifelong steward of the environment and appreciation of healthy foods. New research shows that children who work in a vegetable garden are more likely to consume fresh homegrown veggies and fruit. Also a close connection with nature can be therapeutic in addressing attention deficit disorders and other problems faced by so many children today.
Children will discover magic in their own gardens that stimulate sight, sound, taste and smell.
|Natural Cedar Mulch and Stump Path|
My favorite item to incorporate into a children's garden is a fairy house. We spent hours outside collecting sticks, flowers and stones making villages. Pictured here is one house from start to finish:
|Teepee tied with Feather grass|
|Fig Leaves Wall (Fire Protectant)|
|Finishing Touches and Lady Bug pet|
|Fairy House (Active Listing on MLS)|