April 11, 2013 - 09:00 — StephanieRivera

Though the weather may not show it, spring is just around the corner. Gardening can be a great outdoor activity for children and parents to do together. When children are more involved in helping grow produce, they show more interest in tasting fruits and vegetables that may be new to them. They may also learn new skills by helping plant flowers around the house.

To encourage your child’s green thumb to bud, check out a few of these titles at the library:

Green thumbs: A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening by Laurie CarlsonGreen Thumbs - J 635 CAR

Roots ShootsRoots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy - J 635 LOV

101 Kid-Friendly Plants: Fun Plants and Family Garden Projects by Cindy Krezel - J 635.9 KRE

Cool Stuff for Your Garden by Pam Scheunemann - J 635 SCHCool Stuff for Your Garden

Get growing! Exciting Indoor Plant Projects for Kids by Lois Walker - J 635 WAL

Garden Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Reasons to Get your Hands Dirty by Diane Rhodes - J 635.9 RHO

Grow Your Own for Kids by Chris Collins and Lia Leendertz - J 635 COL

A Harvest of Color: Growing a Vegetable Garden by Melanie Eclare - J 635.083 ECL

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