Roots, Shoots & Muddy Boots | Children's General Interest & Leisure
Samantha van Riet
Children from 6 to 9 years old will enjoy this homegrown book about vegetable gardening. They will learn about planning a garden, types of soil and preparation, planting, pruning and most importantly harvesting, and enjoying their own, healthy vegetables, herbs and salad. Also included are craft projects linked to gardening and easy recipes using the fresh produce they have grown. This is a great way to get kids off the couch and into the garden, and a great way to learn about nature, ecology, and healthy living.
Divided in two parts, part one teaches them how to prepare the soil, sow the seeds and care for their plants. It also covers recycling, the seasons, insects and birds in the garden and the cycles of natural life. The second part will encourage children to delight in eating their harvest. Each vegetable is shown on a double page spread, combining information with beautiful photographs, illustrations, and simple recipes.
Growing their own vegetables will make children proud to be self-sufficient, even in this small way. They will want to try new vegetables and tastes when they’ve been involved in the planting and have watched their vegetables grow!
Also available in Afrikaans: Knolle, bolle, en tuinkaperjolle