Dirt is good for kids especially if it is responsible dirt. You can teach your children how to nurture and the value of hard work through gardening. There are many benefits of doing so.
Benefits of gardening
A backyard vegetable garden makes it easy to incorporate fresh vegetables into healthy meals and snacks, says Neier, who identified still more benefits from gardening as a family:
Planting seeds and watching them grow helps children learn about the growth process, the environment and the food they eat.
Weeding and watering a garden encourages physical activity and teaches responsibility.
Working side by side allows family members, including parents and grandparents, to develop new appreciation - and respect - for each other that will strengthen their relationship in and out of the garden.