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."
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."
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."
Have a great weekend everyone, and thank you so much for stopping by.