Why we love our Allotment...
There are numerous benefits to early years children growing vegetables on an allotment. Firstly, it can help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the environment and nature. Through planting, nurturing and harvesting their own vegetables, children can learn about the different seasons and how they affect plant growth.
In addition, growing vegetables on an allotment can also help children to develop new skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication. Working together to maintain the allotment and solve issues that arise, children can learn to collaborate and communicate effectively with their peers.
Growing vegetables can also encourage children to make healthier food choices. By learning about the different types of vegetables and how they can be cooked and eaten, children can develop a greater understanding and appreciation for healthy eating habits.
Overall, providing early years children with the opportunity to grow vegetables on an allotment can have a positive impact on their physical, emotional and social development. It can help them to connect with nature, develop new skills, and make healthier food choices, all while having fun and enjoying the outdoors.