Curious George Gets Schooled
For most budding imaginations, gardens are a magical place. Curious George expanded my childhood imagination by bringing experiences in new ways through play and research of the world. Now, he is jump starting your children’s curiosity and creativity through your garden.
George, The Man with the Yellow Hat, and all their friends will investigate the planet through a variety of escapades with the concepts of recycling, composting, solar power and the weather patterns. Children will learn about the planet, its elements, and the environment. I am back into watching Curious George and telling everyone because children get to see how the earth nurtures them, and in turn it inspires them to nurture the earth. Children have to really love something before they can protect it and serve it so begin cultivating that tiny gardener’s curiosity and green thumb now!
In one episode, George sees that all his plants need food so he takes the teachings from his friends’ The Renkins on proper compost and creates enough for all the plants in the entire building. Another day, your kids will see what happens when George’s bunny runs out of carrots. He takes his packet of seeds to grow his prize-winning carrots. George learns the connection between plants and food for animals and himself so he hunts for his hungry bunnies to save them.
Children learn how to nurture and feed their plants, themselves, and their animals. You can continue your children’s exploration at PBSKids.org with tons of interactive activities. Take the projects outside to create your own compost or grow your own carrots. When kids create an early enthusiasm for plants, it can translate to environmental stewardship in adulthood.
Nicole Ohebshalom, RN,CHHC, AADP