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Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Gardening

by Kelly Lee McFrederick 10/07/2019

These days it seems sitting in front of a screen playing video games or watching movies is how many kids are spending their time. But it's important to know that encouraging them to keep in touch with nature is a good idea. When they get their hands dirty there are valuable life skills that can be taught, like with gardening. Gardening is not just a means to produce foods, it can also help to create bonding time between kids and other. It can also be a great time to broaden their knowledge of the science and the origins of their food.

Some valuable life lessons kids can learn from gardening are:

1. Responsibility

When you teach your kids to be responsible, it prepares them for all that life has to offer. With gardening, you can teach young ones the importance of responsibility, to accept a task or project, and see it through to fruition. They not only take pride in their accomplishment, but tit also helps them to get used to more and more responsibility as they grow.

2. Creativity

Gardening can also help bring out the genius in your kids by exercising their creativity to do something new. Whatever their task in the garden – selecting plants, staking, watering, planting or learning as plants grow, the garden provides the perfect spot to build and develop.

3. Health and Fitness

Doing something fun like gardening in the outdoor is plain fun and exciting. Hence, you need to encourage your kids to get their hands dirty. The bending, carrying, walking up and down are all forms of exercise. With this, they get to grow healthy while developing their physical and sensory faculties.

4. Nutrition

Eating healthy food that you grow yourself can be more nutritious than buying it from the grocery store. With locally produced foods, you enjoy all the vitamins and other essential nutrients in the produce that help to create a healthy and balanced meal. Growing your vegetables is better than depending on processed foods that are laden with chemicals and already lost nutrients. Home-grown sorts of foods are healthy for kids and they will even learn to make much wiser food choices in the future.

5. A Perfect Opportunity to Discover

The garden is like an outdoor classroom where your kids can learn practical and real-life lessons. In here, you can teach your kids about nature, nutrition, weather, the importance of water and sun to plants, etc. Many kids also believe the grocery store is the source of food, but a garden is the perfect spot to change this misconception.

Find a place in your yard today, or try using planters if space is limited, and you'll see the plants wont be the only thing growing.

About the Author
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Kelly Lee McFrederick

Kelly Lee McFrederick, a native of Clearwater Beach, Florida and graduate from the University of Florida, is well regarded and respected as a proven real estate associate for over 15 years, broker associate, real estate instructor and Certified International Property Specialist and now Instructor status. She thrives in the international marketplace and is a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America. Kelly Lee continues her passion in real estate with certifications in Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist and memberships in the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations. She travels to approximately four countries a year building relationships and sharing listings and information on Florida. In 2017, Kelly Lee traveled with the Asian Real Estate Association throughout Southeast Asia and spoke about Florida real estate in Singapore and in 2018 traveled with Pinellas International Council to Dominican Republic on another real estate trade mission.

Her most valuable attribute is her client commitment. She believes in representing every client with the utmost in professionalism and proficiency. Kelly Lee brings a wealth of experience and current knowledge to all her customers and is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals, being their strongest ally and proven negotiator. As an experienced luxury home, condominium and town home specialist, with proven experience in development, she is currently listing and marketing luxury town homes in 747North, a new downtown development in St. Petersburg. With continual sales in multi-family and commercial, Kelly is aggressive in marketing all properties. Utilizing professional 3D photography,staging, wordsmith copy-writing and all marketing tools through Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, she takes full advantage of her associations with the top brokerage and social media to promote and reach all buyers.

Kelly Lee has lived and enjoys vivaciously the Florida Gulf Coast lifestyle, from growing up on Clearwater Beach to residing in urban downtown St. Petersburg, she shares it all on her “You Tube” channel.  An avid tennis player, golfer and a lifetime spent boating up and down the Florida coast, she understands the Florida legacy. Kelly Lee is also a generous contributor and member of the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce, a dedicated alumna of the 2014 Leadership St. Pete class, social member of the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, and membership chair of Infinity Charity donating time and money to those in need. She is involved with committees that encourage the growth of the community and is a notable board member of the Arts Alliance of St. Petersburg. Preparing to buy or sell your home or property, Kelly Lee McFrederick, as an Accredited Home Staging Professional Master, and past trainer for StagedHomes.com, is passionate and knowledgeable on the Gulf Coast of Florida and is the choice when looking for a real estate professional serving the Gulf Coast.