Posted Apr 26, 2009, updated Aug 11, 2011.
Finding fun and creative ways to keep your kids active and healthy can be challenging with the fast-paced lives most families lead. One simple solution is to introduce your children to gardening. No matter where you live - city, country, small town, urban or rural - you can find a way to garden.
Gardening is a great way to get your children outside. Be prepared for a little mess as young children will be especially curious and want to dig in the dirt, look for worms and other bugs, and squish stuff between their fingers and toes.
Think about the types of plants you like and that grow well where you live - introduce your children to the things you love and they will learn to love them as well.
Once you have your tools and have decided upon the plants you wish to grow--start planting.
Most of all encourage your child to have fun while being active.
Developing a Child's Interest in Gardening
How to get started gardening with kids:
For general gardening tips:
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