Spring might finally be on it's way and I for one can't wait to get the children out playing in the garden again. We all need some fresh air and sunshine and I love the children being able to play in the garden while I'm cooking dinner in the evenings. I'm looking forward to freshening the garden up and making it child friendly for spring and summer. Here are my top tips for creating a child friendly garden.
Fake grass is so easy to manage it makes any garden really child friendly. There's no waiting to play in the garden until it's mowed and it always looks good. It's also easy to clean (did you know that you can hoover it!). Also if your child spills something sticky over it you can just wash it off. And a bonus is that you also won't get any of those awful grass stains on your little ones clothes!
Create Play Areas
Create areas for your little ones to play. You can set up a water table or sandpit and even get a mud kitchen. If you have a patio area you could let your little one get creative and make some chalk drawings. If the weather is really nice you can get out a paddling pool and your little one will have so much fun splashing about and keeping cool at the same time.
Create seating areas
If you have the space to get a table and chairs out in the garden that's great. You can then eat outside as a family when the weather is lovely and it's also a great place to set your child up to do some messy play that you don't want to mess up in the house. If you are short on space a little bench is perfect.
Make it colourful
Add lots of colour with bright flowers, they'll really help to make the garden a bright happy space for your children. You can also hang colourful lights up to keep it nice and bright in the evenings too. Your children might even enjoy helping to plant some flowers with you.
Make it a learning opportunity
You can make your garden a learning space too. Create a bug hotel and vegetable patch to teach your child about ecological concerns and self sustainability. You could recycle rainwater and set up a recycling area. These are all great opportunities to discuss lots of educational topics with your children, all while they are having fun.
I hope that this list gave you lots to think about creating the perfect family space for your children in your garden. Now we just need some warm weather to stick so we can enjoy it!
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