The benefits of gardening are endless. Whether you're looking to improve your mental state or develop social skills, there's something for everyone! And with kids in particular having an opportunity to learn about plant care from their parents' hands-on experience working outside the house every day - it will be sure they grow into healthy adults who know how important healthful living really means.
The benefits of gardening for preschoolers go beyond just physical health; engaging in sensory experiences like listening to the stereo sounds of opening flowers can also enhance cognitive function. Older children can develop patience, while younger ones can explore their creativity through art. Assisting kids in growing their own plants is an excellent way for them to learn about care and maintenance. There's no better time than now to get outside with your little one during these school holidays and embark on hands-on learning adventures. After all, a healthy lifestyle begins at home.
Why not use the plant experience as a science experiment with different variables, for example: you play one plant a Taylor Swift song every day, you talk to another plant for three minutes a day and you take another for a walk around the house every day. Measure the results and see how they grow and change over the few weeks you have at home.
Another way to involve your kids in your love for plants is to get them involved in the process of buying the plant, helping them to choose a great place for it to fit into your new home, teaching them about the care that it needs and how to do that practically.
You could also use your new plant friends to maintain a routine throughout the holidays, this includes checking on the plant to see if it needs a water, rotating your plant so it’s getting enough sun on all sides and tracking it’g growth.
Some plants that we recommend for your little ones to enjoy, that are non-toxic are the:
The lush palm brings instant tropical vibes to any space in which it is places, it has reasonably low watering needs which is great for when school starts again and life is as busy as ever.
The unique glossy circular leaves of the Chinese Money Plant make for the perfect addition to any space. It is good to rotate your Chinese Money every few days so that its foliage continues to grow evenly.
The Hurricane Fern is perfect if you’re looking for a more compact plant to go into your space. The leaves curl around so the right creating a look like no other.
The Stromanthe Triostar will add a beautiful pop of colour to your home with its leaves presenting us with colours like green, white, cream and pink, with red undersides. This plant loves the humidity as it has tropical origins, so if you’re not in a humid climate, make sure you mist your plant occasionally to keep it happy and healthy.
We also have free colouring sheet available to download for the kids to enjoy. You can DOWNLOAD IT HERE. Don't forget to tag us in your photos of your planty school holiday activities!
We hope these suggestions will help you get through this school holidays. Still not sure which plant to order? Check out our Plant Match Quiz to find your perfect plant frond.
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