Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Garden

The garden is a magical place where children watch tiny seeds give way to plump tasty vegetables and herbs.  There is much to be said about the educational value of keeping a garden in the school playground. Children observe the cycle of growth, learn that sun and water are needed for healthy plants, use math language as they measure and graph, and their taste buds explode with the rich flavours of tomatoes, carrots, celery and much more. The herbs in this picture were ground and used to bake tasty foccaccia bread!


  1. As mentioned in the previous blog, growing a garden is a great way for the children to learn that plants need water and sun in order to grow. They need special attention and care just like humans. It definately shows the process, by watching it grow, and gives the children the opportunity to see the final product.~Sabrina

  2. I really like the pictures. The toddlers in my classroom are taking care of plants and they began to pay more attention and show appreciation toward new leaves coming out and the sprouts. As the weather gets warmer, I am planning to bring in various vegetables and herbs and keep them on the playground. I think that having a garden is a great way to help young children become more observant and enhance their memory skills as they watch the plants growing.