When we’re not spending time outside (in the garden or otherwise), my kids and I love to read books together. Not only is reading together fun, but of course it’s educational for kids, even very young ones: According to this research report from Child Trends DataBank, children who are read to regularly display by age [...]
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While kids who help grow vegetables are generally more interested in eating them (according to several studies described here), it doesn’t always happen that way. Tonight at supper, for instance, my two-year-old ate only meat and didn’t touch his squash, okra or green beans. My four-year-old only ate his green beans because I made him [...]
So the garden’s not a novelty anymore. The kids have helped plant the seeds and maybe even water them a few times, but the new is wearing off. It’s like the new puppy that your kids promise to feed and water every day, and forget about after the first week.
But if you really want [...]