Now that school is out, it’s time to think of activities that you can do with your children. Since it’s still light out when we get home from work and daycare, I’m trying to get Jack outside for some fresh air.
Since we have moved to our new place, we are in charge of keeping up the yard. I wanted to start a garden this year, but since I’ve never done it before, I had no idea when to start planting. There is always next year. Even though we don’t have a garden, we can still teach Jack about yard work. He is really into so far.
Jeremy and Jack spend a little time each night pulling weeds, picking up sticks and doing general lawn care together. I love that they are spending some quality father and son time together. Jeremy loves having a yard and it’s great that Jack wants to help him keep it looking nice.
School’s out, gardening is in and Miracle-Gro is encouraging parents who are looking for educational, outdoor things to do to start gardening with their children. In a recent survey commissioned by the leading gardening brand, 98% of parents agreed planting is a great way to get kids outside, away from gadgets and 97% say planting is a great summer activity for their child. Getting out and planting is a healthy outdoor activity according to 85% of parents’ surveyed, and almost all parents (99%) see nature as an important educational tool.