• Iris Windsor

"How Does Your Garden Grow?"

We all know that the Nursery Rhyme:

"Mary, Mary quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells

And pretty maids all in a row"

.....can be attributed to Mary Queen of Scotts (1542-1587) and....while the references to Mary Queen of Scotts were not exactly favourable...our garden at Dragonfly's Early Learning, is really seen in a favourable light by all and it really does grow very well!!!

The children have been learning about sprouting seeds and watch the progress with great excitement every day

You see how carefully this little Dragonfly tends to his planting. It is definitely done so gently with love. So cute!!!!!

The children are able to monitor the progress of their seeds as they sprout and watch the progress of their plants. The excitement comes when it is time to harvest. It is so beautiful to watch these little people as their interest in what they eat grows. The SAKGP programme has great benefits for the children and their interest in what they are eating and where it comes from

All of the children participate in some form as they are all able to be in the garden and contribute in some way.

The role of our dedicated Educators in this programme is enormous and cannot be underestimated .... this just would not happen without them. With the younger groups, every move has to be planned in order for them to take part in the programme and they have to devise ways to safely include their little ones. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts!

To learn more about Dragonfly's Early Learning and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme go to https://www.dragonflys.com.au/contact-us/