Book of the Week: Kids’ Garden Card Deck
The Book of the Week this week is, in fact, not a book at all, but the brand new Kids’ Garden Card Deck. I’ve been waiting for this one to hit the warehouse since I first saw it on the Spring new releases list, and my copy arrived today.
It’s beautiful, quite simply. It’s billed as being suitable for ages 8 and up, but I bought it for my 4 year old, and there are plenty of projects he can enjoy and understand, and it will certainly last him until well after he is eight.
He’s already looking forward to making a rain catcher and a bird feeder (as well as the bird food to go in it). There are cards for making paperweights, and using flowers and leaves to create art. There’s plenty to keep little ones occupied, and the projects increase in sophistication as the child gets older. Set your older children off on experiments to compare the growth of seeds in a variety of ways, planting “Three Sisters”, creating corn dolls, planting rainbows and lots, lots more. Children who love dirt will love the projects including making compost, wormeries, investigating habitats and the like.
There are projects for the whole year round, and plenty that can be done indoors, as well as outdoors. Each card contains a different project, and includes simple equipment lists and instructions, and beautiful artwork too.
This is a fantastic opportunity to show your child the wonder of nature in your garden or window box. As Spring finally seems to have sprung, it’s a great time to get started.
Get your copy today and you too can be creating home for the “garden people”.