Your child is learning about nature and science in his school. He will love having practical illustrations of scientific stuff that is taught to him in school. In order to build up his interest in plants and their growth, gardening can be an exciting experience for him. Through gardening your child learns that there is a season for everything and that it all comes back in a cycle again.
What you need to know
Making gardening fun and exciting will get your child interested and will benefit him in many ways. Having the right tools made just for children like a pair of gardening gloves, a watering can suiting his size and strength etc will encourage him to work with soil, seeds, flower pots, etc.
You can teach him the basics of planting seeds in the ground or in the pots. You can get the soil ready and add nutrients for him, while he can experience the joy of planting, watering and watching the little plants sprout. You can explain to him concepts like photosynthesis during the process.
Decorating the garden
You can involve your child in decorating the garden too. You can get creative by turning an old tire into a garden bed or painting a flowerpot with bright colours. Teach him how to start off and let him use his imagination. Besides learning the basics about gardening and getting the garden ready, gardening is a beautiful way to spend time together as a family.