Social Emotional Gardening Tool Set with Seeds

Social Emotional Gardening Tool Set with Seeds

Great social emotional pretend gardening tool kit to teach your children how to take care of a garden or grow a plant.  Kit includes, watering can, pot, and seed.  Pretend play is great fun with signs.  Included its a daily schedule for taking care of your garden.

 

Gardening for Social-Emotional Learning:

Gardening has immeasurable benefits to the flowering of young children’s social and emotional development (pun intended).  Participating in the process of gardening from soil preparation to picking the “fruits” of their labor evokes so many of the character qualities that culminates in social/emotional maturity; namely: responsibility, cooperation, diligence, patience, caring, creativity, determination, and being thorough. Having a small garden accessible to children in early childhood programs, whether in the classroom or a designated outdoor plot, invites them to engage in each step involved in growing plants, whether fruits, vegetables, or flowers. Children greatly enjoy learning the hands-on procedures in gardening from ‘working the dirt’, planting seeds, watering, and weeding; to eventually, picking and enjoying what they’ve grown. Extensions to the practical learning can be:  to have the children keep a journal (dictated and with their own drawings) to track the progress of their plantings; or to follow the continuing journey produce takes once it leaves the garden, through books, videos, or a field trip to see how it is processed from garden, to factory, to markets or restaurants, to the table for people to eat and enjoy! The garden also furnishes built-in lessons in the scholastic areas of:  Concepts–colors, recognition and selection; math–counting, measuring, sequencing and order; science–life-cycles of plants, and eco-conservation. Gardens offer a special delight to the five senses–seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting!  

Price : $11.95