'Gardening with Children' is bursting with fun ideas for getting -- and keeping -- kids interested in the outdoors.
Kim Wilde offers many projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting. 'Gardening with Children' shows parents how to encourage their children to enjoy active and creative outdoor activity, whilst nurturing a shared family interest. Along with guidelines for safety in the garden there are ideas for maintaining a child's attention span throughout the sometimes slow gardening process. Children like to feel grown-up and to see the results of their labours: this book shows parents how to help them.
Illustrated, step-by-step projects range from creative ways to plant, such as rainbow and sensory gardens, to making scarecrows, wormeries and tile mosaics. For families with a small garden, or none at all, windowboxes and other activities are suggested. Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying good plants for children, chosen for their speedy growth, smell, cost-effectiveness, ease of handling and other child-friendly characteristics.
Kim Wilde, an experienced gardening columnist and devoted mother, is the ideal guide for helping parents bring the joy of gardening to their children. Her year-round, easy-to-follow activities will inspire any family for many years.