need some homestyle fitspiration for your kids? you’ve come to the right place. we compiled a list of five healthy habits you can easily implement with your children in your own home, starting now.
give a man a fish + you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish + you feed him for a lifetime. ok, so we’re talking about gardening, not fishing, but the same rule applies, so it’s totally applicable.
planting + tending a garden not only gets your children outside in the fresh air, away from iPads + tv + video games, but it also provides a vast array of learning opportunities, the benefits of which are insanely numerous.
wanna start a garden with your child, but don’t know where to begin? first of all, just keep it simple. start with one or two different types of crops + give your child her own garden space. this can be anything from a small plot in your family garden to a few clay pots filled with some good organic soil + mulch. involve them in the planning + design, working with them to draw it out on a piece of paper. visit community gardens or take a farm tour for inspiration.
choose fun or interesting plants like sunflowers or pumpkins or tomatoes + flowers that attract butterflies + small birds.
when it’s go-time, use lightweight, easy-to-handle tools, correctly sized for your child + encourage lots of digging in the dirt. let them discover the amazing ecosystem that exists in the soil. you can even set up a worm farm so your child can get an up-close-and-personal look at the magic brewing beneath our feet.
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