Gardening and Exploring
Gardening and Exploring - Child Care in VA and DC
Creating a toddler garden is the perfect way of ensuring your toddler can enjoy the delights of being outside and exploring nature safely. Whether you have a small garden which can be made completely toddler-proof or whether you want to design a specific toddler play area within a larger garden, you will find loads of ideas and inspirations here.
Toddlers love to copy us and be involved. While we are performing activities which can include them easily, that is not a problem: hanging out the washing, they can hand us the pegs from the peg bag, brushing the patio, they can join in with their own broom, they can rake up their own pile of leaves in the autumn and be in charge of watering the flower pots.
There are loads of toddler garden tools specifically designed for young children, which they will love using, and will also help them develop the skills needed for moving on to more ‘adult’ gardening tasks within a few years.
So far, so good, but what about those times when the sun is shining and they want to be outside, we want them to get some fresh air and wear themselves out (!) but at the same time we really need to get on with some activities which are not suitable for them? The perfect solution is to create a confined and safe toddler play area within the garden, a little place all for themselves.