Gardening is such a great activity, that brings hours of enjoyment, plus many sensory and discovery learning opportunities for you and a little one to share. This raised bed enables a child to enjoy and be responsible for growing and nurturing their own flowers, fruit and vegetables, providing their own space to learn and explore nature
Size: L 40.6 x W 78.8 x H 50
Flat packed for easy self-assembly
This raised bed is great for toddlers and younger children who love digging in the dirt, feeling the earth and putting soil in and out of pots or making mud pies . These activities all help enhance fine motor development. As children grow gardening is a wonderful introduction into the world of science, initiating their curiosity in wondering what will happen next.
Growing plants that attract butterflies, ladybirds and other interesting insects or birds also makes gardening interesting for children and makes them aware of the wonders of nature.
Gardening is such a healthy fun activity in which to involve children, encouraging them to develop new skills, via multi-sensory learning whilst introducing the concept of science and nature when growing their own plants. Choosing plants that grow quickly like sunflowers, corn and pumpkins help to maintain a little one’s interest. Selecting a variety of plants that have great sensory and textural qualities is also fun and a great learning aid for children such as
Touch - the texture of the soil, seeds, flowers and petals e.g. Woolly lamb’s ears, succulents (aloe vera) antirrhinum (snapdragons)
Taste – basil, strawberries, peas, rosemary, carrots, cherry tomatoes
Smell – jasmine, sweet peas, lavender, pelargoniums, mint, lemon balm, rosemary
See – vibrant colurful flowers – daffodils, marigolds, pansies, sunflowers
Keep a photographic log with children enables them to track how the seed they have planted develops and as they get older they start to learn that plants need sunlight and water to grow. Children are learning without even realising and being introduced to the environment and world around them.