Besides that gardening is lots of fun and an activity children really enjoy, it is also very beneficial for them, and a great way for them to develop many different skills. One of the things children learn when they plant is responsibility. They learn how to care for the plant and nurture it. They also get a better understanding of the concept of cause and effect. For example, for the plant to grow it needs water or else it will not survive. Children also gain self-confidence through gardening since they feel a sense of achievement once the plant has grown, and they know they helped make that happen. They also learn to care for the environment and get an understanding of the cycles of nature.
Here are some pics of the children planting strawberries and flowers. The children really enjoyed it, and we are now waiting for them to grow so that we can enjoy some yummy strawberries!