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Show children importance of gardening | Health | wahpetondailynews.com – Wahpeton Daily News

The abundance of new life that abounds in Spring may be the right time to begin a conversation with your children about the importance of gardening. Here are some specific reasons why gardening may be important to your family.

Cornell University and the Children and Nature Network cite the following benefits of gardening with children:

• Generate pride, instill a sense of ownership, and responsibility within the community

• Enhance the appearance, and image of the community

• Improved social skills and stronger emotional connections to people and nature

• Increased self-esteem through workforce readiness skills such as initiative, perseverance, resilience, and a growth mindset

• Improved grades and fosters valuable connections between subject areas such as science and science literacy, math, and social studies

• Enhanced health from wholesome physical activity that keeps everyone engaged

• Pro-environment behaviors that heighten children’s environmental awareness and promote earth stewardship

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