Blog #8 A Children's Secret Garden

Children love playing in the dirt. They gain higher levels of confidence and positive attitudes towards healthy living when they play outdoors and connect with nature. And they have an innate curiosity about wildlife.

So, including your children in your family’s secret garden project should stir their imaginations especially if they can input in the design of their own room. You can teach them to help manage it and respect the environment as you develop your project. Getting your children involved is the important thing.

Thinking creatively with them, you may include areas and activities such as:

  • Rope climbing, sliding and swinging

  • An area for writing, reading and coloring

  • Natural materials for furniture like cut logs and flat top rocks

  • A wall to hang artwork with a rewritable surface section where they can draw with erasable markers