• Get outside for Garden Month

    by  • 13 April 2016 • Child Health and Parenting, Children's Books, Crafts & Activities, Picture Books, Steiner-Waldorf Education • 0 Comments

    Gerda Muller illustration - A Year In Our New Garden

    Spring has arrived, and the weather is (we hope) beginning to improve — time to dig out your wellies and dust off your trowels! April is Garden Month so why not share the joy and rewards of gardening with your children and students by encouraging them the head outdoors and get their hands dirty! Let us help you find the perfect companion to your gardening activities this year and begin building a connection between your child and the outdoors.

    Gerda Muller - How Does My Garden Grow - IllustrationDutch children’s author and illustrator Gerda Muller is well known for her love of nature and natural scenes and her beautiful picture books help foster a love of the outdoors. A Year in Our New Garden encourages children to play outdoors and learn all about the exciting world just outside their homes. Join Anna and Benjamin as they spend a year learning about all the wonderful things you can do in a garden: planting, harvesting, playing, enjoying picnics and spotting wildlife!

    Accompanied by Muller’s beautiful illustrations, How Does my Garden Grow? teaches children about how their food is grown and where it comes from. Sophie lives in the city, and her vegetables come from the supermarket. Then she goes to visit her grandparents in the countryside — and soon discovers how much there is to learn about how things grow!

    Spring Nature Activities for Children Looking for inspiration in encouraging children to play and learn outdoors? Green Fingers and Muddy Boots is packed full of fun activities for everyone to enjoy outdoors. Suitable for seven- to 14-year-olds, children are encouraged to work together, in groups, or with their families to grow vegetables, spot birds, or even track the weather.

    If you’re a Steiner-Waldorf teacher then Gardening Classes in Waldorf Schools is a great companion to Green Fingers and Muddy Boots and includes practical lesson ideas, background on child development, tips on maintaining a school garden, and how to encourage children to engage with the world outside the classroom.

    Still looking for ideas? Find even more fun springtime activities in Spring Nature Activities for Children. Children and adults of all ages will love learning how to build bird boxes, plant a garden and sprout seeds, and make natural dyes. Find sections for each springtime month to stay engaged throughout the year and maintain a relationship with the outdoors all season!

    Sign up to our mailing list and choose Spring Nature Activities for Children as your free book with any order this month.


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