The Sun is Shining! The Weather is Sweet Again!
The sun is finally shining, flowers are beginning to blossom and we are so excited to embrace all of the seasonal changes that the springtime brings!
The spring season brings with it many opportunities to explore new life in nature, and here at Hemsley House Day Nursery in Maidstone we are already thinking about what kind of things we can plant. We have already planted some vegetable seeds in our boxes and can’t wait to see how they grow over the coming months. Our nursery chef, Leanne, will also use them in her cooking so we get to taste them too!
Why not try and do some planting yourselves at home – growing simple herbs and vegetables that can be used in your cooking at home with the children. This is a wonderful way for the children to learn about healthy eating, cause and effect and where our food comes from. Not only that, but did you know that research has found that children who grow their own vegetables are FIVE TIMES more likely to eat them and children who eat vegetables before the age of two are more likely to develop a taste for them?!
For more ideas and tips, take a look at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/plantstotry_easy1.shtml