The Garden Project is aligned with the EYFS standards applying the S.T.E.A.M. educational framework to use nature as an authentic purpose of learning and facilitate real-world ways for children to learn, problem solve, develop communication skills and a strong aesthetic value.
Implement The Garden Project at your preschool or kindergarten with the following resources:
- learn how to run the project with the comprehensive Online Training
- plan your Garden Project with the Teacher's Guide, inclusive of 64-pages of planned & spontaneous lesson plans
- document and assess students’ performance in STEAM activities with our 3 levels of meaningful journals: 2-4yr olds, 4-5yr olds and 5-6yr olds
- listen to The Vegetable Plot CD and twist and sprout to the music!
- watch online Video Tutorials with specialized skills and techniques to see how things are done
- apply information technology in the classroom with award-winning This is my food App by Urbn Pockets
- add the cultural element to learning by joining a Global Learning Community and increase the effectiveness of your program!
Aligned with the EYFS and S.T.E.A.M. Frameworks, this student journal is an integral component of The Kinder-Garden Curriculum, where children document their observation of Nature, from seed to vegetable, applying pre-numeracy concepts and land art techniques for highly aesthetic outputs. The journals are subdivided into 3 levels: Sense of Wonder, Sense of Observation and Sense of Investigation.
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Why is The Garden Project so important?
In addition to providing early years practitioners with an easy to use PBL STEAM framework, The Garden Project addresses four very important issues which are affecting the quality of our children's wellbeing:
- Children today are nature deprived, spending very little time outdoors in their natural environments making nature and living organisms alien to them;
- As Richard Louv rightly said “for the young food is from Venus and farming is from Mars”, children today often having no connection with the origin of their food;
- With the growing rate of child obesity it is key for children to develop healthy eating habits and have a more balanced diet which include fruit and vegetables;
- Children today need to live raising awareness for the finite nature of our planet’s resources.