Today we are going to cut grass. I planted birdseed in empty pop bottles and have been watering them frequently. As the grass starts to grow taller and taller we cut it with scissors. Once we finish cutting the grass we put the containers back on the windowsill and keep watering it until it grows tall enough to cut again. An experience like this develops children’s fine and gross motor skills along with their social and emotional development, language skills, cognitive abilities, problem solving and so much more. This spring, garden with your children to provide an opportunity for them to develop in different ways.
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