Hanna Perkins’ Summer Gardening Camp is a four-week program for children age 3 through kindergarten-entry, with a parent or responsible adult. It provides mindfully structured time together while learning early concepts about science, nature and gardening.
What to expect
A variety of play-based gardening activities each week, such as planting a sunflower hut, caring for an herb bed, harvesting vegetables, etc.
Learning centers are located throughout the garden for students to explore
All activities align with the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards for Preschool.
REGISTER NOW; SPACE IS LIMITED.
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Contact Education Director Noelle Marotta
What young children learn from gardening
Children seem to like getting their hands dirty, dropping tiny seeds into soil and watering them, and observing their slow, steady growth. Studies have demonstrated that gardening supports a young child’s physical and social development in the following ways:
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Patience and delayed gratification
- Respect for nature and living things
- Healthy food and where it comes from
- Curiosity and mastery of new skills
If you want to learn more, here’s brief article on the topic.