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The benefits of gardening with kids: Ailefo’s Plant Kits for children as the perfect starting point

Gardening isn’t just for adults. In fact, involving children in gardening activities offers a plethora of benefits that extend far beyond just nurturing plants. From fostering a deeper connection with nature to teaching valuable life skills, here are some compelling reasons why getting kids involved in gardening is a fantastic idea.

Educational Opportunities: Gardening provides a hands-on learning experience for children. They get to witness the entire lifecycle of plants, from seed to harvest, learning about biology, botany, and the environment along the way. Ailefo’s plant kits for kids offer a structured introduction to gardening, complete with seeds, tools, and guidance, making the learning process engaging and enjoyable.

Promotes Healthy Eating: When kids grow their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, they are more likely to eat them. Gardening encourages a greater appreciation for fresh, nutritious foods and can help picky eaters develop a more adventurous palate. With Ailefo’s plant kits, children can cultivate their favorite veggies or herbs right at home, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment when they enjoy the fruits of their labor at the dinner table.

Outdoor Activity and Exercise: Gardening gets kids outdoors and active, away from screens and electronic devices. Digging, planting, weeding, and watering all provide valuable physical activity and promote gross motor skills development. It’s a great way to encourage kids to spend more time in nature and reap the health benefits of outdoor play.

Teaches Responsibility: Caring for plants requires commitment and responsibility, teaching children important life skills. With their own garden bed or potted plants, kids learn about the needs of living organisms, such as water, sunlight, and nutrients. They develop patience, as they wait for seeds to sprout and plants to grow, and empathy as they nurture and care for their green companions.

Fosters Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills: Gardening allows children to express their creativity and imagination. They can design their garden layouts, choose color combinations, and even create fairy gardens or themed planters. Additionally, gardening presents opportunities for problem-solving, as kids learn to identify and address issues like pests, diseases, and soil imbalances.

By introducing children to the joys of gardening at a young age, we’re not just cultivating plants; we’re nurturing curious minds, fostering healthy habits, and instilling a lifelong love for nature. With Ailefo’s plant kits, kids have everything they need to embark on their gardening journey, from sowing seeds to watching their creations flourish. Let’s empower the next generation of green thumbs and watch them bloom!

Use Ailefo´s Plant kits for children for creative play in the garden.

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Why creating plant kits for children and families

Ideas can flourish and grow from the most unexpected moments of life.
In my case a dream of many years lead to the start of Ailefo´s Garden.
For many years I had dreamt of creating a garden of my own filled with beautiful flowers, eatable plants, vegetables, fruits and berries. Not knowing how to begin, what to do or even how to corporate this into a busy working lifestyle, I never really got started. It remained a dream for more then 10 years.
At the beginning of 2023 I found myself in need of a safe place balancing a daily busy life, and I turned to my garden. Discovering the no-digging method for gardening, I dived all in finally fulfilling my dream of creating my dream garden.
In our garden we had an old trampolin and a swing set. No of which had been used very much in recent years by my soon to be teenage daughter. With her blessing, I turned to social media, posting in a local group “Last stop before the recycling station”, if anyone was interested in picking up a trampolin and a sving set. Within 2 hours we had made two families very happy, and my garden project was ready for next step, creating garden beds for sprouts and seeds.
The results I got were amazing, so fulfilling and fun. Following the development of the sprouts I had nursed form seeds to plants, from which I now could harvest vegetables or cut beautiful flowers.
Another huge bonus was to see the fun my daughter had, when she helped harvest vegetables for dinner, or just picking strawberries, sweet peas or blackberries from the bushes during the day.
Furthermore eating vegetables with great joy she previously disliked like spinach and rucola salat. She had help me plant these seed varieties, watched them grow, and harvested the result. There were suddenly no end to what she was willing to taste from the world of eatable plants and vegetables within our garden, even chili (the milder varieties of course) have become part of her go to spice for cooking.
I felt so privileged and blessed having this experience with my daughter….and from this Ailefo´s Garden began to come to life.
How could I pass on this experience to other children. Even children with no access to a garden or a balcony.
The idea of different plant kits for children came out of this. Plant kits suitable for a window sill, a balcony and/or a garden.

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