Gardening- A Great Way to Enhance Child’s Growth

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There would be several parents amazed to know that Gardening can  help to enhance child’s growth and development.

Here are the secrets of enhancement of your child’s development through Gardening:

a. Gardening helps in having a healthy body, an active mind and a peaceful soul

b. Children love to get their hands soiled in mud and are excited to play with water

c.Getting dirty while gardening brings them closer to nature and strengthens their immunity and overall health

d. It involves physical activity and provides exposure to sunlight which is very important for healthy growth

e. Activities like moving soil, carrying a watering can, digging the soil and pushing a wheelbarrow promotes gross motor skills and overall strength for a fit body

f. Also, due to these activities, children stay calm and focused, which increases their concentration in studies and other work

g. They become more focused and responsible. While gardening we should also teach them how to clean the surface once work is done. This promotes a sense of cleanliness in them

 

How can gardening affect the Soul, Mind and Body?

 

In this electronic age, chidlren and parents alike, need to create time for meaningful family connection. Gardening involvement fosters team building spirit and promotes communication skills.

They follow and learn that there is a protocol for doing any work, which if not done in a correct manner will not yield the desired result.

For example, while planting, kids will benefit as follows:

 

a. Select which flower or plant you need to plant as per weather or choice (This encourages kids to take decisions)

b.  Depending on the height of the plant, the child need to dig a hole or select size of vase. (This develops a sense of adjustment as per requirement)

c.While providing fertilizer to plants, we can teach the importance of nutrition for any living being, which applies to kids as well.’

f.  Pouring water on daily basis reminds them of responsibility and consistency towards any work

e. Whenever plants, flowers or leaves die or wilt, we teach kids how to cut them off and trim it

f. Removing the dead flowers and leaves stimulates new growth and makes plants appear more beautiful and attractive. This way we can enhance the sense and necessity of grooming in kids to become more presentable. We can also explain why hair, nail cutting and taking bath is important

g. Like plants need sunlight to grow beautiful flowers, so do children. We can make them understand the importance of sunlight in our daily life

h. Planning a garden, planting the seeds and watching them grow, gives them a sense of purpose and responsibility. 9. Making sure that the plants get enough fertilizer, water and sun fosters mindfulness

i.  They also learn the importance of trees in our environment and this teaches them to have deep respect and sense of responsibility for taking care of our planet, and co-exist in ecosystem

 

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The Study behind gardening:

 

a. The studies show that when children are in contact with soil during activities like digging and planting, they have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety.

b.  the self-esteem and self-worthiness of a child increases manifold, by looking at flowers blooming on the plant they planted or eating a very fresh and delicious vegetable that he grew with his own hands.

That is priceless!

 

You can also read:

Learning Through Nature

 

Parent Partner Shikha

11 thoughts on “Gardening- A Great Way to Enhance Child’s Growth”

  1. Wonderful blog with amazing tips which definitely help the child for his overall development and become more closer to nature

  2. Nicely drafted blog. Very informative and interesting topic which gave exposure on the benefits of gardening in a child’s growth. Thank you for writing.

  3. Gardening helps develop hand-eye coordination and builds physical strength. It also develop important motor skills and helps with a wide range of topics that are a part of everyday curriculum – seasons, weather, life cycles, animals etc. Gardening offers so many fun and interesting opportunities for children, and teaches them invaluable lessons.

    Thank you Jumpstart for such a wonderful blog.

  4. A very nice and interesting blog. Easy and helpful tips mentioned to enhance child growth with easy and fun activity like gardening. Thankyou for the blog

  5. Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children. Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food. Very informative blog.

  6. What an interesting and educative blog. Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Gardening is a great way to teach kids about responsibility. Very interesting and informative blog.
    Thank you for sharing

  8. Nicely drafted blog. Very informative and interesting topic which gave exposure on the benefits of gardening in a child’s growth

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