Vibrant Books for
Budding Young Gardeners
Are you lucky enough to have a school garden or a space to grow plants? Maybe you have a gardening club. If so, take advantage of this to connect your students and budding young gardeners with nature and the surrounding environment.
There are many benefits to having children involved in gardening many of which are highlighted in the book suggestions below.
- The results of gardening do not happen overnight so your students will learn responsibility, patience and focus. They will only get visual results if they put in the effort to care for the plants.
- Gardening in schools encourages cooperation and social skills. They must work together to plan and care for the garden.
- Your students will learn about different plants, fruits and vegetables and the caring process involved. This leads to learning more about how the weather effects gardening and insects and birds drawn to the garden.
- Working outdoors in a garden promotes physical activity and a more healthy lifestyle. Children are more likely to eat foods they have grown themselves.
Books for Young Gardeners
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Easy Peasy: Gardening for Kids
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park
Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide
Square Foot Gardening with Kids: Learn Together
My Garden Planning And Log Book
The Curious Garden
We Are the Gardeners
Gardening Lab for Kids
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants
Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables
These book suggestions will motivate all young gardeners, not just the green-fingered ones to develop an interest in gardening and nature. Check out this PBS article about how gardening affects a child’s brain, body and soul.
Do you have a school garden or gardening club? Let me know about it in the comments below! Do you have any book recommendations I can add to this list?
Do you have any favourite picture books to promote the outdoors or gardening in your classroom or at home? Let me know in the comments below. It would be great to have a selection of recommended books to choose from when I update this post.
You can also check out other related posts on Children’s Library Lady below. Finally, you will find some more gardening items from Amazon in the post above.