Garden Wizardry for Kids

Green Thumb Magic for the Great Indoors

With the holidays quickly approaching, you might be looking for some gifts to spread your love of gardening to the younger people in your life. Throughout parenthood and my teaching career, I've run across many great books that help do this, and one of them is L. Patricia Kite's Gardening Wizardry for Kids. Illustrated by Yvette Santiago Banek, the colorful book is filled with gardening experiments, projects and folklore to not only introduce growth and plants to kids, but to really get them hooked onto the subject.

All of these projects can be done indoors, which I appreciate. Most gardening books are for the outdoors, which is where they would ideally take place, but many circumstances leave kids indoors, so we need projects that can be done there, too. There's also some mythology included, which my child really enjoyed. There are histories and uses for many plants as well as DIY instructions for various gardening projects, like drying herbs.

Have you read this one? What did you think? Share your thoughts and your favorite gardening books for kids in the chat.

 

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