Give a girl a few herbs to grow and what will she learn?
Filling, hauling and lifting the watering can to pour water upon plants, the child advances her bodily intelligence.
In time, she’ll recognize and name the basil, the parsley, the red leaf lettuce and the chives, a naturalist intelligence.
Through her observation of the plant forms, the little girl is discovering patterns and repetitions of leaf shapes, fractals in nature.
By observing one perfect droplet of water she will have identified a sphere, geometry outdoors.
By doing tasks which enable her plants to thrive, she’s fulfilling her needs and interests, her intrapersonal intelligence.
Perhaps she will recognize the interrelationship between herself and the living things she cares for.
She may notice that some plants are stronger than others, a Darwinian’ concept: survival-of-the-fittest.
Image borrowed for educational purposes from Kiind Magazine
Sure nature deficit disorder exists, but the child in the photo above imbibes the natural world like roots absorb water.
What else do you think a kid learns from growing plants?
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