No Kidding: Keeping Children Occupied Is Key for Gardening Parents
Yesterday after work, I decided to practice my new pruning skills.
To keep Norah occupied, I brought out some sidewalk chalk (shout-out to Dollar Tree), a banana, random party beads, her sippy cup full of water and the holy grail of toddler occupiers — my iPhone.
She played with/wore/ate/drank everything… and managed to get chalk all over her black sweater. We were only outside for, like, 20 minutes!
From my brief stint as a high school Spanish teacher, I know kids need new activities constantly. For those of you with children, or even pets, how do you occupy them as you work on your garden? At what age can they start helping, and what sorts of tasks can they handle?