Growing Plant Seeds With Kids – Easy Care And Fun Plants For Children To Grow
Watching plants grow is a fun and educational experience for children. Their enormous curiosity and excitement over anything new makes them naturals for gardening. Growing plant seeds with kids teaches them how nature works, responsibility in caring for something, an interest in environmental sustainability and pride in themselves for the results. Choose easy seeds for kids that are large enough to handle and germinate readily.
Growing Plant Seeds With Kids
Fun plants for children are fruit and vegetables, flowers and any uniquely shaped plant. Consider the weather and the zone you are in to ensure you choose good plants to grow from seed. Children will continue their interest in gardening if the first time is a fantastic success.
Easy seeds for children are larger for little fingers to handle and germinate fast so there is less waiting time. Children should be involved in all parts of the gardening process, including preparing the garden space or choosing containers.
Easy Seeds for Kids
To avoid children’s boredom, choose fast growing seeds for kids. The quicker they can see something happen, the more interested they will be in the process. Pumpkins are always fun and last well into the season with a Halloween or Thanksgiving payoff in the form of a Jack-o-lantern or pumpkin pie. Radishes sprout quickly and are found in a rainbow of colors. Fruits and vegetable seeds offer rewards after successful planting and care.
Flower seeds germinate readily and add obvious color and tone to baskets, beds and containers. Most wildflowers make excellent fast growing seeds for kids. Best of all, with flowers you can cut them and bring them indoors. Children can grow a posy for Grandma, which will charm her and delight them with their accomplishment.
Good Plants to Grow from Seed
Plants with large or small dimensions create a sense of wonder in children. Giant sunflowers and leggy pole beans are fascinating in their height. Baby carrots or miniature bok choy are kid-sized and comfortable. Sweet cherry or grape tomatoes are little and tasty snacks right from the vine.
For added fun in the garden, sow multi-colored carrots, orange cauliflower or purple potatoes. The options for fun vegetables are expanding every year. Bring some fun into the garden plot with the hybrid choices available at garden centers.
Fun Plants for Children
Plants with unique characteristics, such as lamb’s ears, or any of the carnivorous plants, such as Venus flytrap, allow children to experience the variety that nature offers. Hens and chicks have a cute name but the plants are equally adorable and captivate children’s imagination.
Try simple plants from common household items. Suspend an avocado pit in water and watch it grow roots. Cut off the top of a pineapple and put it in a shallow tray for a crazy spiky plant. Taking these familiar foods and returning them into their plant forms, is a great way to teach children about where their food comes from and what it takes to grow the good things they eat.
Watching plants grow is a fun and educational experience for children. Growing seeds with kids teaches them how nature works and give them responsibility in caring for something. Learn more in this article.
Building Relationship With Your Child
Lay the foundation for healthy relationships
Empower your child in becoming their own person
Open communication with your child, and understand their needs
This workshop is fully claimable using SkillsFuture Credit.
How to lay the foundation for meaningful parent-child bonding
Children who grow up receiving love and affection from their parents are more well-balanced and better able to form healthy relationships with others in the future. As a parent, how you respond to your child shapes your child’s personality, choices, and actions.
The first in The Parenting Years workshop series, Building Relationship with Your Child will share how you can lay the building blocks for a positive relationship with your child. Gain access to online learning materials and be engaged in hands-on sessions conducted in small groups, at our training venue.
Online Learning: Self-directed learning
Duration: 2 hours
Understand the importance of child development and discover ways to engage your child in learning through age-appropriate strategies.
Session 1: Play with Me
Duration: 2 hours
Find out how you can empower your child to experiment and make choices during child-led play. Engage your child through role-play, sharing and experiential activities so your child can gain greater confidence and independence.
Session 2: Read with Me
Duration: 2 hours
In this facilitator-led parent-and-child interactive session, discover tips on how to develop literacy in children. Pick up strategies on how to cultivate good reading habits and how to make stories come alive as you read with your child.
Session 3: Talk to Me
Duration: 2 hours
Your communication style impacts how your child acts, behaves and responds to others. Learn how to use the right tone, model good manners, ask for your child’s opinions and listen to your child’s needs.
This workshop is fully claimable using Skills Future Credit.
$209.99 (Fully claimable under the SkillsFuture Credit Scheme)
NTUC Union Member (above 55 years old): $30**
Merdeka/Pioneer Generation: $50**
Price stated above are inclusive of 7% GST. This programme is open to both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans.
**Please upload your NTUC Union Member, Merdeka Generation or Pioneer Generation card during registration.
Venue: Online Zoom session
This workshop is taught online due to the current COVID-19 situation.
Who Should Join?
Parent with children between 3 – 6 years old.
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