Learning Fun for Kids Online

Home school and after school, kids online can access some great sites and games that are both educational and fun. This site reviews and links to the best, and also discusses some parenting articles and homework sites of interest to parents.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gardening for Kids

My First Garden is a site that was developed by the University of Illinois Extension for 4th grade children. Available in both English and Spanish, it's a child's guide to the world of fun and clever gardening. Kids learn the basics and fundamentals of gardening and how to care for common flowers and vegetables.

There's a teacher's guide which can also be used by a homeschooling parent of course; there's also a Garden Gallery where you and the kids can send a picture of the results of all that digging and planting.

I thought the idea of the Garden Ruler was great -- you measure your fingers and feet with a ruler, and write down the measurements. That way, out in the garden, you know that the tip of your finger to the first joint is one inch (for example). No more guess-timating or dirty rulers!

Go Green Thumbs!

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