Sensory garden- why teaching children about herbs is important

Growing herbs is a wonderful way for our children to learn about gardening. Most of the herbs we shall grow are very easy to grow and will take very little care to flourish. Herbs make terrific first plants for a child.

Sensory gardens make children strong

The sensory garden will improve physical fitness, health, mood and cognition. Gardening and plant care have known to help children develop gross and fine motor skills. Time outdoors, breathing fresh air, and being exposed to sunlight are extremely beneficial to the children’s overall physical health.

Sensory gardens regulate emotions

Sensory gardens have many therapeutic benefits. They help children develop important life skills including emotional regulation and self-reliance. As children spend time in the garden, waiting patiently for a seed to sprout and a flower to bloom, they gain an understanding of time and develop the attributes of patience and persistence.

Sensory gardens stimulate the senses

A sensory garden creates an opportunity for the children to experience textures, tastes and sounds they may otherwise not be exposed to, such as a beautiful birdsong, a velvety sage leaf, a jagged rock, moist dirt, tiny seeds and tiny purple flowers on a lavender bush. This type of sensory stimulation is critical to healthy brain development.