Children and garden. What to be engaged with children in the garden
Garden in - the magic place for children where they learn life of plants, meet garden inhabitants, put the first scientific experiences and join secrets of the nature. Game, research, picnic or the help in a garden are the first object lessons of biology and physics, development of touch feelings, intelligence and sense of beauty, and also education of respect for environment.to
Children are inquisitive and open for
for new information if she moves easily and fascinatingly. The fact that to us, adults, it seems self-evident is represented to the child real magic. Why in the spring from kidneys there are green leaves, and from a small bud the fine rose blossoms? How worms make compost from scraps of vegetables? Why in the fall leaves change color and fall down? Where hide from the sun of a snail? Why in the evening dew drops out? Why the cat loves a kotovnik and with disgust jumps aside from a koleus? All these secrets of life puzzle inquisitive mind of the child. Suggest him to find answers at least to part of these questions.
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Look, listen, feel, smell, taste. Small children love bright flowers, interesting sounds, curious smells. Suggest to consider and sketch effective plants, to listen to singing of birds, hum of bees and a rustle of decorative cereals, to compare to the touch different leaves, to smell flowers and leaves of aromatic cultures, to taste edible plants. Do not forget to acquaint the child with names of these plants.Grow up
. For the smallest will be suitable seeds of beans, peas, sunflower, pumpkin, corn and other fast-growing cultures. It is possible to put a top from carrot, beet or a parsnip and to observe how it grows. If to place a sunflower seed in a transparent plastic jar with drainage openings, development of root system of a plant will be well visible. It is possible to couch exotic fruit from a stone or an acorn, and then from the turned-out tree to create topiar or even a bonsai.to Children is more senior than
suggest to grow up everything that is necessary for fresh summer salad, and decorate ready salad with flowers of a violet or nasturtium. Acquaint children with the program 5+ in day, suggest to count and note how many portions of fruit and vegetables they eat in day and how many from them - from the kitchen garden.
Diary of a plant. Get an album for supervision over a cycle of life of some interesting plant. It is possible to add sketches, photos and the dried-up parts of a plant to it. Print out interesting article from the Internet about the chosen plant and add it to the diary.Become
the selector. Teach the child to collect seeds of different plants. At first it is possible to observe how seeds in a seed box ripen, then accurately to collect them, to dry, spread out on envelopes and to carefully sign the name, a grade and year of collecting. In passing tell the child about a plant life cycle, about a variety of grades, about collecting and storage of seeds.
Identify a plant on a leaf. Collect fallen leaves of different plants, dry them under a press and paste on separate pages of an album. Suggest the small child to sketch the most beautiful leaflets. To more senior children suggest to play the detective: to leave in a garden and to identify a plant on a single sheet. Help children to define names of plants, let the child will write down them in an album. Recommend to the child the interesting book about plants.
Make friends with garden fauna
Observe insects. Buy the special container for these purposes supplied with magnifying glass and tweezers (or adapt a glass jar for supervision). Find an interesting insect in a garden and place it in bank. Do not forget to leave openings for air above, and also to add fresh food for your ward. Observe an insect through a magnifying glass, let the child will sketch it in an album. Upon termination of supervision surely release an insect.Prepare for
an entertainment, create a reservoir and a shelter for birds. When birds lodge in your garden, get the field-glass for supervision and the good reference book which will allow to identify birds.
Housing for garden inhabitants. Put old firewood in the secluded corner of a garden covered from the sun and wind. There hedgehogs or frogs can lodge. Cut off a bottom from
Building materials for birds. Hang out in a garden jute rags, scraps of a dry grass, scraps of an old yarn and sacks with cotton wool. Observe how all this will shortly disappear, having become building material for bird`s nests.