Adventures come in so many shapes and sizes. Everybody and their dog seemed to be away on holiday during the summer's long weekend but we managed to truly enjoy our little yard and the quiet that settled over our neighbourhood. The streets were so silent that Althea was able to practice her peddle skills without worrying about cars and we could enjoy the yard without whipper snippers, mowers and chain saws going all over the place. Silence and space. Such simple pleasures!
In fact, one such pleasure that my Little Observer has been experiencing is just the act of watering the neighbour's garden while they are away on holiday. It is a kindness that brings us closer to our friends and that lets us explore a green space that is so close to our own but that we don't often visit. Have you offered to water your neighbour's plants while they are away or do you have a garden of your own? Here are some nature observation questions to ask your little one that will bring some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) practice to the experience of watering!
10 Nature Observation Questions for Watering Plants: