After three years of waiting we finally picked our two apples from our apple tree. The children have been watching them grow all spring and summer. Once they were picked, the children washed them and then cut them up, so they could all have a taste.
Gardening can be a great way of helping children to feel empowered as they take on a little responsibility for learning about and tending to plants. Having ownership of a plant, however small, can help children to gain in confidence and self-esteem.
Teaching the children knife skills enriches their lives, teaching the children knife skills it allows them to engage with their food in a pressure-free, fun way.