Friday, May 24, 2019

CHILDREN'S GARDEN AT GREEN SPRING GARDENS

I know of at least two gardens where they have set aside a children's area, Meadowlark and here.  There must be more of course but I haven't as yet been to those.  I enjoy them for their whimsical, charmingly decorative features.
You can see a very large chalkboard, well used.  Even someone I know decided to sign someone's name.  I smiled when that someone pointed it out. 
There are gardening classes and camps for children to attend here

"This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.  And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
~Alan W. Watts~
"For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does 'just for fun' and things that are 'educational.'  The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play."
~Penelope Leach~
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."
~Mr. Rogers~
I will finish with a poem I found recently.  Unfortunately there was no author's name.  I will keep searching.

"I tried to teach my child with books,
He gave me only puzzled looks.
I tried to teach my child with words,
They passed by him often unheard.
Despairingly, I turned aside,
'How shall I teach this child,' I cried?
Into my hands he put the key,
'Come,' he said, 'play with me."
~Anonymous~

Have a great weekend everyone, and thank you so much for stopping by.








32 comments:

  1. Learning is a gift, and playing a truly wonderful key to open that gift.

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  2. How well I remember those happy days.

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    1. Obrigado, um abraço e uma boa semana para você também :)

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  4. The poet sounds familiar but I can't help you with a name.

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  5. what a super idea, it looks perfect to me

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  6. I love this poem!!! And what a sweet children's garden.

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  7. Hi Denise,
    What a wonderful pace for children to visit, these wonderful areas allow children to play and learn.
    All the best, John

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    1. They certainly do. Thank you John and all the best to you too :)

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  8. A charming garden of wonderment!

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  9. I enjoyed the children's garden and especially the lovely quotes and poems, Denise. I hope the storms didn't bother you, my friend.

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    1. So glad Martha Ellen. We had a lot of rain but no problems with us. Thank you for asking :)

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  10. That is so true. Children learn best by doing and playing.

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  11. Hello, it is a pretty garden. I like the quote. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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    1. Thank you Eileen, I hope you had a happy weekend also :)

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  12. It's the season! I am so happy getting my gardens done.

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    1. A great time of the year isn't it Jenn? :)

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  13. Lovely post, Denise. I do so love some whimsy in the garden. (PS Do stop by and get in on my wonderful tea giveaway.)

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  14. Such a very sweet children's garden … I like it.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, so glad you liked it :) All the best to you too.

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