Lesson Plan on Gardening (Erikson New Zealand)

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Kindergarten / ECE Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Gardening (Erikson New Zealand), Erikson philosophy

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Gardening in preschool education is important because it teaches children about the natural world, promotes healthy eating habits, and encourages physical activity. It also helps children develop important life skills such as responsibility, patience, and problem-solving.

To create a preschool learning environment that teaches gardening, educators could set up a small garden area with child-sized tools and equipment. They could also incorporate nature-based materials into the classroom, such as plants, rocks, and soil. Additionally, educators could plan field trips to local gardens or farms to expose children to different types of plants and gardening techniques.

Potential preschool lesson plan ideas could include planting seeds and watching them grow, learning about the different parts of a plant, exploring the different types of soil and their properties, and identifying different types of fruits and vegetables. Educators could also incorporate literacy and math skills by reading books about gardening and measuring the growth of plants. Overall, gardening in preschool education provides a hands-on and engaging way for children to learn about the natural world and develop important life skills


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