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Tips for getting the kids into the garden this Autumn

You may have spotted David Beckham’s daughter Harper recently sporting a pair of our gorgeous SHOWA 370 Floreo XS Children’s gloves while she helped her dad to pick vegetables. If you’re wondering how you can match David’s #parentinggoals, we have put together some top tips for getting the kids out in the garden with you this Autumn.

There are so many fantastic reasons to get your kids interested in gardening, it gets them out of the house and away from screens for a few hours, it is educational, and it can be a really exciting and rewarding activity. The experience of growing their first plant from seed to fruit can be a magical experience for children. All of this is all the more important as more and more of the UK is living under increased coronavirus restrictions again. So, let’s take a leaf out of David and Harper’s book and make the most of the last few weeks of Autumn in the great outdoors!

Give them the right tools for the job

This might sound obvious, but children are going to struggle to spend long periods of time in the garden if they are cold and wet. Thermal layers, and good thick coats are a must, but a good pair of gardening gloves is also essential. If possible, go for equipment that is made for children, as they’ll find it so much easier to use, and are more likely to find it fun.

The SHOWA 370 Floreo XS Children’s gloves are designed specifically for small hands, and offer fantastic grip and comfort, as well as being waterproof and breathable. You won’t have to worry about the kids can getting their hands plenty mucky with gloves like these in tow. You can watch their fascination in gardening grow just as quickly as they do!

Best of all, they come in a wide range of colours, so they can pick a colour to go with their personality.

Let them grow their own

You might be loath to let an area of your beautiful garden go, but kids love to watch plants grow and one of the best ways to get them hooked is to let them have an area of the garden for their own. This is a great time of year to be planting bulbs, so why not let them choose a few to plant and watch their faces light up in the Spring when their chosen plants start to bud! If you have a smaller garden, giving the kids a pot of their own can also work really well.

Focus on fruit and veg

As David and Harper Beckham showed, there’s nothing more satisfying than harvesting fruit and vegetables, especially if you have them grown yourself. You might still have some winter vegetables coming through, so take the time now to get the kids involved with picking out the best specimens. Then, when the time comes for planting new seeds, they will be more invested in the journey. Who knows, it might even help with getting them to eat their greens!