The #digin series is a set of posts written by me, sponsored by Home Depot. You can also see the other posts in this series here.
If there is be single, solitary message that I can leave you with it’s this: your children need to be outdoors. They need to get dirt under their fingernails, mud between their fingers and feel the grass beneath their toes. They need to dig for worms, skip rocks, catch butterflies. They need to feel the wind in their hair and the sun on their back.
Play is an active form of learning that unites the mind, body, and spirit. Until at least the age of nine, children’s learning occurs best when the whole self is involved. (Source) It’s not just play, you see. Unrestricted time in nature is “essential” to children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional wellbeing and is important to children’s healthy brain development.
This is #minigardener. Isn’t she amazing? If you follow us on Instagram you’ll see all her outdoor antics. Chubby face covered in dirt, chasing chickens, jumping in puddles and reveling in the fun of just being a kid.
Shoveling piles of dirt. Inspecting the worms. Supervising the chickens. And always looking good.
Here she is working on her very own garden. She can dig and water here to her heart’s content without me worrying about anything happening to our “for real” plants. She gets to pick out her own flowers for it and tend to them without any restrictions.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to work with Home Depot to build a butterfly garden.
My mind immediately filled with the amazing sensory opportunities that these gardens offer. The sweet scent of dirt, mulch and flowers, the tickle of delicate leaves against your fingers, bold colors, savory herbs, and the sounds of buzzing, chirping.
To see all of my brainstorms you can visit my Pinterest board, butterflies for my girls.
All thoughts and opinions are my own, I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive product to enhance our yard!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.