Did you know there are a wide range of benefits which come from encouraging your children to grow their own fruit and veg?

It may sound unlikely, but children actually enjoy gardening. So, if you’re looking to start up a new hobby with the kids, or you want to simply get them out of the house and away from technology for a while, here you’ll discover the benefits of encouraging them to grow their own fruit and veg.

It boosts their development

Gardening has shown to be an excellent tool for child development. It teaches them responsibility as they have to care for the fruit and veg. It also helps them to develop an understanding of gardening which is a skill they will take with them through to adulthood.

You’ll also find your children develop more self-confidence as they achieve their goals to grow fruit and veg. There are so many developmental benefits and you could even enhance their love of nature.

They’ll be more likely to eat fruit and veg

For most parents, getting their children to eat fruit and veg can feel like an impossible challenge. However, did you know that they are more likely to try something if they’ve grown it themselves? You’ll be surprised by the excitement your child has at dinnertime as they wait to try their very own vegetables!

So, if your child is one of the millions of picky eaters, you might just want to invest in a Polytunnel from a company such as Premier Polytunnels, to encourage them to eat healthier.

It’s a fantastic bonding opportunity     

Of course, as well as teaching your children more about gardening and helping them to try new foods, it can also be a great bonding experience. Any activity you get to do with your children can help you to bond as a family.

The great thing about this activity is, you don’t have to go far to do it. You can even grow them on the patio if you don’t have a large back garden.

As you can see, there’s lots of benefits which come from encouraging your children to grow their own fruit and vegetables. It’s inexpensive and it can also help you and the family to eat much healthier. As you will be growing your own fruits and veg, you’ll also rest safe in the knowledge they won’t contain any nasty additives or chemicals.

 

*this is a collaborative post

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