Do your children like to create and play with small worlds? My girls always have one or two landscapes on the go at any one time. Today B made a fairy garden in the sand pit which she declared ‘the sweetest thing I’ve ever made’ – so I had to show it to you. It’s lovely, and also a good reminder that the simplest of ‘loose parts’ and a child’s imagination can combine to create great things.
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Gardening with kids gives them so many opportunities to learn things. There are obvious subject areas such as science and nature studies of course, but there are also life lessons to be learnt. What you grow can teach a lot about your attitude to life – to creativity and challenge and risk taking! Here’s why in amongst the carrots and onions we always grow a wild card.
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There’s not really any great mystery about how to plant seeds with kids, but these tips and tricks will give you lots of extra play and learning ideas to make the most of your spring planting.
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I’m so excited it’s March 1st and we can feel the first few wafts of spring in the air that I have a special offer for you today. If you’re planning to play outdoors this year my book The Garden Classroom is packed with fun ideas you can use to really make the most of whatever outdoor space you have. And, because I’m so giddy with spring fever, for this week only I’m giving you a 25% discount at the checkout.
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