Gardening: Activities for 3–5 Year Olds contains enjoyable activities to help foundation stage children develop essential skills. Gardening gives children a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences. It offers opportunities to grow and care for seeds and plants, to observe and record how they grow and to discover, perhaps, why they didn't grow! An outdoor area is not a prerequisite - many of the activities can be carried out inside. The practical activities include: Growing gardens in jars, Creating miniature gardens, Investigating how much different types of soil weigh, Making leaf prints and Pressing flowers. All the books in the Activities for 3–5 Year Olds Series contain tried-and-tested activities, linked to the six key areas of learning. They are an invaluable resource of fun, easy-to-use ideas for all early years settings, from preschools and nurseries to reception classes and day nurseries.
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