Digging, planting & growing

We all know that children love to dig!  No matter what substance they're digging in, they will take endless pleasure in shifting piles of it from one area to another!  Digging helps to develop hand-eye co-ordination as well as understanding of capacity, movement and space.   

Providing children with an area in your outdoors where they can grow their own plants gives them the opportunity to learn about planting, caring for and harvesting from an early age.  This helps to develop their understanding of the food chain and the environment around them, -  it also adds rich source of natural colour and texture in your outdoors.