Gardening provides children with an opportunity to be active and to learn about the science of germination. Even inner city children can cultivate their own green patch easily in pots or window boxes. We sent blogger Esther Van De Paal this cute French gardening set from Moulin Roty for her children to put to the test.
Read on to see the gardening set in action and get some tips on gardening with kids.
In their garden in Amsterdam the Van De Paal family is already sewing easy-grow seeds such as tomato, pumpkin, courgette, sunflowers, nasturtiums and sweet peas. Esther recommends these for children as they can be germinated in a flower box before being transferred to the hardy environment of the main garden. By growing seeds from scratch children will learn a lot more about the plan lifecycle, in-turn discovering more about where their food comes from. Esther also suggests trying plane rocket or salad leaves. They are also easy to grow in small containers and you can harvest the leaves as you need them.
The Moulin Routy Gardener’s gift box comprises of a cute vintage-style suitcase containing kiddie-sized gardening equipment, pots, compost and seeds. This is perfect for potting up seeds or transferring more mature plants to the garden. Let them tinker away alongside you or work on their own gardening projects.
Esther is one of the founders and contributors to the Babyccino Kids blog – Babyccino Kids is updated daily with inspiring parenting-related subjects, including craft projects, favourite recipes, interesting cultural topics and other kid-friendly ideas. The team also dig up the coolest new products and must-have accessories (which are always personally tested beforehand to ensure they deserve the Babyccino seal of approval)! Meet Courtney Adamo, another member of the Babyccino Kids team, for her take on blogging and fun dressing for kids.