Read our monthly parenting e-newsletter for March 2022, featuring tips and strategies for families with young children.
With spring on the horizon, think about how to bring fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden to your table. Children can be picky eaters and getting them to try new foods is sometimes challenging. One solution may be growing your own produce with your child. Having children involved in the growing and cooking of food can open them up to many new foods that they may not have typically tried before.
Gardening can also be a fun family adventure that teaches children many different skills. The experience of planting, tending to and nurturing a garden can help instill a sense of responsibility in children and help them care for the environment. Their excitement at the first glimpse of a little shoot popping up out of the soil after they’ve planted the seed is priceless!
Here are some ideas to get your children involved in cooking healthy foods and gardening:
- Have a small outdoor space? Gain inspiration on creating a container garden from kidsgardening.org
- Read about the benefits of gardening with kids from PBS Kids
- When you’re ready to cook your produce, check out these tips for cooking with children from HealthyChildren.org
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: March
Brain Building Moments
Tap into Vroom resources and check out the tips and activities tailored to your 0- to 5-year-old child. You’ll not only learn to turn everyday activities into brain building opportunities, but you and your child will have lots of fun along the way!
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