In our garden

Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia. Suitable for ages 4-6.

Gardens are a great place for getting fresh air, burning off energy and exploring nature. To grow your child’s literacy and numeracy skills at the same time, cultivate ideas such as these:

  • talk about the plants – eg names, colours, sizes, shapes, how they grow
  • talk about creatures in your garden such as insects, bugs, worms and birds – eg names, colours, sounds, what they eat, their life cycles
  • talk about gardening tools – eg what they are called, what you use them for
  • ask your child’s opinion:
    • do these plants need water?
    • is this a weed?
    • what job should we do next?
  • count, count, count.
    • how many petals does that flower have?
    • how many tomatoes are ripe?
    • how many ants are there?

We’ve borrowed this content from Learning Potential with their permission. You can find the original article here. Check out more of their full range of practical support, tools and tips here.

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