By growing plants with your children, this might just allow you to FINALLY get those vitamins in your children without having to change your clothes after mealtimes. When children are allowed to pick and choose their own fruits and vegetables to plant, this may encourage them to try what they have cultivated themselves due to their sense of pride over their ‘creation’. When you’ve spent hours laboring over a head of lettuce, it’s only natural to want to try a bite or two of it. And since the children are involved in the planting process, they may even find their new favorite fruit or vegetable, enabling parents out there to relax and enjoy eating with their children.
For especially young children, having a hydroponic system at home lets children engage their 5 senses on a daily basis. While gardening, children can harvest their own kale, smell the pleasant aroma of violas, see the different colors of vegetables, and many more. Simply checking on their plants in the morning is already a workout for their senses! When the senses are active and alert, this may allow your child to better understand what gardening is and become more acquainted with their own senses.