Apparently, we can see how nature is being treated these days. It is sad to know that people are no longer so interested in environmental issues.
What can we do about it?
It is also simple to start by better understanding nature and what it brings us with children. It is good, for example, to see the involvement of children in environmentally friendly activities. One of those natural activities that children can easily do is gardening. Why should you consider gardening with your children?
Here are the benefits that gardening could easily bring to children:
Since planting, children indirectly learn the wonders of science such as the life cycle of the plant and how human intervention can break or create the environment. They can have first-hand experience on the miracle of life through a simple seed sown. It would certainly be a new and enjoyable experience for the children.
Watching a seed grow in your garden is just as wonderful as conceiving the birth and growth of a child. Over time, children will learn to love their plants and enjoy their lives. Gardening could really help to simulate how life should be treated as it should be carefully. The need to live will be emphasized to the children with the help of gardening, water, sunlight, air, soil. These needs could easily correspond to human needs, that is, water, shelter, air, food.
By simply looking at the cycle of nature, we could teach them how bad influences should be avoided in order to live life and early childhood smoothly.
Studies show that gardening can reduce stress because of its soothing effect. This is applicable to any age group. Moreover, it stimulates all five senses. Believe it or not, gardening can be used as therapy for children who have been abused or those who are members of broken homes. It helps build self-esteem.
4. Quality time with family
You can forget your stressful professional life for some time to be soothed by the pleasant atmosphere in the garden. You can play and spend quality time with your children. You can talk while watering the plants or you can work quietly next to each other. The main thing is, always do what you have to do, with your children. You could discover many new things about your child while mingled with them in your garden.
Let children become aware of the needs of their environment. And one way to revive this environmental education can be through gardening. Gardening kills two birds with one stone: teach them to respect life while you bond with them.