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You did not see a miracle yet?

From the birth in the little man the hugest potential of love to the nature is put... The kid is opened for all live, he seeks to understand and learn world around, to reveal its most intimate secrets. And if the grown-up peanut breaks branches of trees, tramples down flowers, catapults in a sparrow or without regret steps a leg on a caterpillar, then we are guilty of it, adults because we did not maintain interest of the kid in time, did not acquaint him with life of plants and animals...

the Great Russian teacher K. D. Ushinsky wrote

: “And water, and a scope, and the nature, the beautiful neighborhood of the city, and fragrant ravines and kolykhayushchiyesya fields, and pink spring and golden fall unless were not our tutor?“ . Really, the surrounding nature - the remarkable assistant in education of good feelings in children`s soul. Supervision over plants, their life, growth and development will help the baby not only to acquire initial knowledge of biology, but also will teach to love, to care, be attentive and responsible, will inform a tiny heart of thought of unity of all live on the earth.

Green pets Acquaintance to botany begin


with the fact that allow the baby to water the available houses houseplants. If there is a lot of plants or the child is still too small, allocate for him one - two flowers and put them separately. Let it will be personal plants of the baby which he will look after.


that water is necessary for plants for life. As well as the kid, they can thirst. Show how it is necessary to water a flower. That the young botanist did not pour too much water in a flowerpot, give it, for example, and explain a glass from yogurt that so much water is necessary for watering. Make a calendar for a month, having designated conditional badges days in which it is necessary to water flowers. Let the kid himself watch it. If the child is not familiar with a calendar yet - help it.

Responsibility - very important human quality. And we will develop it, trusting the baby life of green pets. If the kid forgets to water flowers, do not resemble to him about it days, and then show faded plants: “Look, you did not water flowers - and they faded. Leaves turned yellow. It is a pity for them. They cannot get drunk when they want, and you absolutely forgot about them. Let`s water our flowers, we will clean yellow leaves. They will tell you “thanks“. You will not forget them to water any more?“ . You teach the baby to be sorry and sympathize with foreign trouble, to be noble and to give help. It is even more interesting to p to watch

the plants planted independently. For these purposes all will be suitable, for example, known a kalanchoe (the full name of a kalanchoe of Degremon). On its leaves the “children“ having small backs are formed. Prepare with the kid a flowerpot with the earth. Let the baby will break several “children“, will thrust them backs to the earth and will water.

grows at

of the Kalanchoe quickly. It is noticeable and approximately, but it is possible to measure stalk length by centimeter from time to time. So the kid will learn by own experience that plants, as well as all living beings, grow. Experiment also with other unpretentious houseplants which breed “children“ or shanks (a chlorophytum, a fuchsia, a tradescantia, a geranium, a saintpaulia). And soon on a window sill yours remains will have the whole pilot farm. And it will inevitably cause the questions connected with features of care of this or that plant.

the Kid can become interested in

, than the plant eats as it grows why leaves at it green. Help it to find answers in special books and encyclopedias. Ability to work with reference books - very useful skill in every respect.

Own palm tree

What fruit most of all loves

your kid? Oranges? Apples? Dates? Pay its attention that in any fruit there are seeds. Tell that thanks to seeds the plant breeds. And as proof of it grow up the real date palm tree together with the child. Of course, dates on it will not be, but process of germination of a palm tree of a usual stone will be related for the kid to a miracle. For this purpose it is necessary to put only several stones from the eaten dates in a deep, spacious flowerpot, to water and to wait patiently.

A why not to try to grow up orange or a lemon, pomegranate or a pear? Put to the earth on a stone from each fruit and have a look that will turn out.

By the way, special room grades of a lemon and pomegranate on which the most real fruits ripen exist. Well, unless it not a miracle: to grow up the real tropical plant on a window sill and to regale on its fruits?

Teach the kid not to be afraid to experiment, let him think out improbable experiences, grows up surprising plants, and you softly help it. What will be if to clean a plant for several days to the dark place? And if to wrap some leaves the paper which is not passing light? Whether plant leaves if to water it, tinted by food dye will be painted? And if in water with dye to put a white carnation? The last experiment will be visually shown to the kid with how plants “drink“ water.

Get the diary with the young scientist and write down results of supervision there. If the kid is not able to write, let will try to sketch what grew on his “site“. It will help the baby to approach creatively any work and will teach to systematize the gained knowledge.

But what happens to a sunflower seed in the earth? The inquisitive kid by all means will want to see it own eyes. How to glance in a flowerpot? Arrive as follows. Take a glass jar, moisten it with water. Inside enclose the big tissue curtailed by a tubule and press paper to walls banks. Between a napkin and glass place a little fasolin. Plentifully moisten a napkin with water. Deliver to bank to the light place, watching that the napkin did not dry. Thanks to such simple adaptation, the young botanist will be able to observe how from a fasolina backs, then sprouts and leaves will begin to grow.

Surprises from a bird`s forage

If at you there live the popugaychik or a canary, it will be for certain curious to kid to learn what seeds of plants are eaten by his pet. Prepare a wide pot or a box with the earth. Let the child will seed a bird`s forage on all surface of a flowerpot. From above powder seeds with the earth, water and leave in the warm, light place. There will pass a little time, and the kid will have real “meadow“ on a window sill. It will be one more confirmation that plants breed seeds.

For certain to the child will be interesting to be learned how seeds “travel“. Tell that some of them have special easy “wing“ or “parashyutik“ thanks to which are able to fly, and wind carries them on long distances. Others have rigid prickles - hooks. Such seeds “travel“, clinging to hair of animals, feathers of birds, clothes of the person. Make one more experiment. After walk in rainy weather collect dirt from footwear of the kid and “seed“ to the earth. It is very probable that you will be able to observe shoots. It means that we help plants to travel too, transferring seeds on the footwear.

the Recovered fairy tale

you Remember the fairy tale “Twelve Months“? The angry stepmother on the eve of New year sends the stepdaughter to the snow-covered wood behind snowdrops. And what if to us to turn the fairy tale in byl? We repeatedly made this magic with the senior daughter. For the baby will be big pleasure to surprise the grandmother or the teacher in kindergarten, having presented them by New year a bouquet of fragile spring flowers. And it is necessary to begin preparation of our future Winter`s Tale already now.


dry solar day for walk in the wood as all family. The spring wood shakes from itself the remains of a winter dream, all live rejoices to the sun and spring. On protalinka the first flowers appear: glades, primroses, medunitsa. Consider them with the baby, collect a small bouquet.

not to do much harm to plants, find the place where many snowdrops grow (their correct name - glades). Select ten large glades and carefully dig out a shovel or a knife together with bulbs. Land the trophies on the seasonal dacha or a flower bed near the house. In the fall, before frosts, dig out bulbs again, carefully shake off from them the earth and put on several pieces in flowerpots with the dry, friable earth. From above wrap up pots paper and leave on a balcony in the dark place. Water plants once in two weeks. It is also necessary to wrap up pots with bulbs warm fabric when temperature on a balcony falls lower than +5.

Approximately a month before New year together with the kid solemnly bring your green pets in the room, clean paper, water and put on a window sill. Now it is necessary to water plants regularly. The child will be able to observe soon how he from the earth at first will seem tiny boring, then leaves will appear, and, at last, the gentle, blue butonchik will reveal, having turned into a graceful flower. Behind a window sweeps snowfall, the frost cracks, and at you the tiny island of spring, a real miracle blossoms on a window. To you and the baby is, than to be proud!

How here not to remember the remarkable poem?

You did not see a miracle yet?
Never saw a miracle?
Here trouble - did not see a miracle!
So descend and look.
You will see just a miracle,
the Surprising miracle:
Where the Posuda shop,
Near the house number three,
Through asphalt at the intersection
Makes the way a birch.

Teach the kid to notice and appreciate this miracle. Help it to fall in love with all the heart with the amazing world full of bright paints and magic transformations.