To love the beauty around, to have the right moral values and norms of behavior we start from childhood. Wise parents want their children to be better than them, achieve success and goals, and believe that the younger generation will change the world for the better. Today there are a number of acute environmental problems, therefore the actual question of the correct formation of ecological culture and careful attitude towards the environment in children is emerging. To throw a plastic bottle away in the forest, to set fire to the grass or plant a tree - everyone's choice. But what kind of benefits to society and the future of the planet will bring this choice?
By engaging children
in gardening, parents help the child to connect with nature. It benefits all
parties in the process of working. Scientists have proven that children who
help parents in the garden have stronger physical and psychological health.
Such kind of leisure makes the immune system stronger, frees up excess energy
and controls the nerve impulses. When kids spend time outside, the part of the
brain, which is responsible for concentration, is having "reset".
Richard Louv shares in his writings the thoughts that gardening
is: "It’s about planting the plant and watching it grow, it's a turning-over
of rock, it's about getting your hands muddy and your feet wet, it's about
using more of your senses, it's about being in the world." Not every
family has its own garden. However, we should look for an alternative, such as
a forest or a park. We should be among the rich flora as much as possible. This
lesson combines the benefits of staying in the open air with the skills of
decision-making and the ability to bear responsibility. The study, which
was conducted in Chicago in 1969, showed that children with a green view of the
window are better at school tests. Pediatrician Robert Zarr notes that most of
us have a pretty significant nature deficit and would be healthier if we could
address that deficit be spending a little more of our time in an outdoor
If the body is able to
improve its work only from contemplating plants, imagine how much more benefit
you can get when you are involved in the care of them! In addition, loving
gardening the child will have the right ecological consciousness and promote a
careful attitude to the living which is necessary for the planet today.