Children's Garden​: Benefits

Along with the fun of getting dirty gardening helps children learn! Gardening readily supports our St. Paul’s Philosophy regarding all age appropriate domains of learning. For example:

 

COGNITIVELY GARDENING

  • EMBRACES ALL ACADEMIC AREAS:MATH, SCIENCE, LITERATURE, MUSIC, LANGUAGE

  • DEVELOPS CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

  • ENHANCES CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION

SOCIALLY / EMOTIONALLY GARDENING PROMOTES

  • PATIENCE AND PERSERVERANCE

  • FEELINGS OF ACCOMPLISHMENT; PRIDE IN WORK

  • SELF HELP SKILLS

  • RESPONSIBILITY

  • ENHANCES SELF ESTEEM

  • COOPERATION

PHYSICALLY GARDENING SUPPORTS

  • GROSS MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

    • GENERAL EXERCISE, PHYSICAL STRENGTHENING

    • VISUAL AND MOTOR PLANNING

    • BODY PERCEPTION

    • COORDINATION

  • FINE MOTOR

    • EYE-HAND COORDINATION

    • WORKING WITH TOOLS

    • DEXTERITY

  • STIMULATE AND USES ALL 5 SENSES

    • (Touch, Taste, Hearing, Seeing, Smelling)

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SPIRITUALLY GARDENING

  • MAKES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GOD, THE CREATOR AND CONCRETE BIBLE LEARNING

  • RESPECT FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

  • “Children are a lot closer to the ground; they have an intimate relationship wit the earth.”

 

DON’T FORGET LIFE BEGAN IN THE GARDEN!

 

THE PARENT’S ROLE IN THE GARDEN: IDEAS TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!

  • Walk the Prayer Path

    • Read one of the Bible stories.

    • Prayer for family members at the wishing well.

  • Visit your children’s classroom bed

  • Observe the daily changes in the environment.

  • Ask your child to share with you his recent monthly garden / nature lesson.

  • Take time with your child:

    • Relax on the swing

    • Talk

    • Share lunch, or snack

    • Visit with friends

    • Listen

    • Find peace

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