We Garden Together!
Projects for Kids: Learn, Grow, and Connect with Nature
by Jane Hirschi;
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Pub Date 14 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 14 Mar 2023
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC
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Average rating from 51 members
This is an amazing gardening book for children, which my daughter and I absolutely loved. It is jam packed full of beautiful photographs of plants, seeds, beans, food, art, gardening, and little children having fun with gardening, food and art. My daughter loved learning about how to grow potatoes and other vegetables, and how to plant seeds to grow plants. She also loved the rainbow vegetables, and how to make a butterfly and a headband. The whole book is fantastic and fun, and I highly recommend it.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Great educational book for young kids to help understand the concept of growing food. Very cute and easy to do activities for ages three and up.
What did I like? I never thought of growing potatoes in a bucket. I just happen to love gardening and I always read everything offered. This was a great way to tag some kids on the wealth of gardening.
Would I recommend or buy? Schools really need to branch out more and offer ways to survive. These are just examples of things that should be taught throughout school along with money management and basic everyday things. Five stars!
I received a complimentary copy to read and voluntarily left this opinion!
This book has great information about gardening and growing plants and food. It has lots of simple experiments or activities children and can try and gives lots of handson and sensory activities for young children who need to explore the world around them. The activities are fairly easy to understand or follow and use materials that most people have around the house. There is a mix of real photos and drawn pictures which will draw lots of kids in. This book is targeted towards children in the age 3-6 range and I think that's a great estimation, but I also think slightly older children in the 7-9 range would probably really like this book too! I could definitely see this book in my Grade 3 classroom library! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
This book is fantastic. It is an incredibly useful tool for parents or educators who are interested in connecting the children in their lives to the outdoors in a meaningful way. I love that it is simple and straight to the point. The activities in it have a low barrier to access but are really fun and engaging. I would have enjoyed using this book when I was teaching and would absolutely recommend it to parents and educators who asked me for recommendations.
This is such a cute and wonderful little book! It has some great visuals and ideas for activities to do with children, and a variety of ideas to focus on. This will certainly get young children (even older ones and adults!) interested and fascinated by how things grow and how we can get them to grow. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in getting the children in their lives to learn about how things grow and how to take care of them.
I would like to thank the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this eBook.
This is the kind of book I've been looking for, for a very long time. Being a gardening enthusiast myself, I want my daughter to get into gardening too. This book is choke full of brilliant ideas to get the little hands dirty and I'm all for it.
<b> We Garden Together! </b> is a Children's Nonfiction book that revolves around gardening, nature and being outdoors with family all while learning and having fun!
First off, the cover is really cute! The child on the cover looks happy and is having fun, I like the title font and illustrations and the subtitle and text fonts are easy to read, same with the colors chosen.
I love the mission of the authors. CitySprouts is an organization that helps schools plant gardens and learn about how to grow plants, learn about seeds and insects and more. The contents are broken up into four sections: Plant, Grow, Eat and Discover. All things that my toddler definitely does within our garden.
There are activities included, such as going on a seed hunt, learn to plant a seed, make plant part art, and even how to grow sprouts for snacking!
5 Stars. Would recommend. What a great book that gets kids and families enjoying outside and in the garden together. Most of these activities could be done with toddlers and up, as we'll be trying some with our little one soon. This book would be great for families as well as for homeschooling or alongside course curriculums at school.
<b>Thanks to the publisher, Storey Publishing, the author, and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy to read and review. Review will also be posted to my blog (www.kagoodsell.com/book-reviews), GoodReads, TikTok (@unearthingeco), as well as NetGalley reviews.</b>
My kids really enjoyed this book! It is vibrant and colorful with many fun projects and educational tidbits for small children. It is definitely aimed at younger children, but that worked perfectly for us, where our kids are 8 and younger. The set up of the book was really aesthetically pleasing, with step by step instructions and pictures.
This book is targeted towards 3-6yos and is a good way to get them connected to nature and interested in gardening and other outdoor projects. I like that you don't have to have a big yard or a farm for this - you can do these activities with any kind of space!
This is such a helpful book for parents and kids. Gives you great knowledge on plants and growing a garden. It also tells you step by step how to do fun garden and outdoor related activities with your kid. I love this and getting my son closer to nature. Will absolutely be using some of these techniques and activities with my son this summer!
I received this book from NetGalley and the publishers to read and review. All statements above are my true opinion after fully reading this book.
Well my little 5yo boy who loves to garden really enjoy reading this with me and doing some of the stuff in his own little space. Fantastic book!
Can definitely see myself buying multiple copy's for gift/kids birthday presents
This is such an adorable and practical book to get kids into gardening and outdoor projects. It is fileld with ideas and creative projects for kids to get their hands into and learn from a young age. I love the format of the book and the illustrations. The guides are very easy to follow. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
This super cute book is all about gardening. Teachers are going to love the myriad of different activities on a variety of science topics that are covered in this engaging book. The full color pictures of kids doing the activities will draw lots of young readers in. The book was very well thought out and organized. I think this is going to be a real hit.
I really enjoyed this book, it's definitely family friendly and gave me plenty of great ideas to be getting on with for next year.
The layout in the book makes it so accessible and incorporates children really easily into gardening, makes it so easy to learn about plants and the activities for the children are what really stood out for me, the kids loved getting involved in the summer but I wasn't sure what else we could do, now I'll be having a proper good garden project to run along side our vegetable growing in the summer.
If you are looking more about how to actually garden with children, I dont think that this is the book for you, this is more about encouraging children to get involved in the garden and learning about how things grow, how to start growing things and other activities you can make at home that are garden related, nevertheless this suited me down to the ground! (No pun intended!)
With thanks to netgalley, publishers and Jane Hirschi for this excellent free ARC in return for my review!
We Garden Together is a great book for the little gardener in your life. The book is divided into four sections (plant, grow, eat and discover) and reads like a book of activities. Most of the activities can be done regardless of where you live or if you have enough space for an outdoor garden. The activities in the plant and grow sections do involve just that, planting and growing, but the eat and discover sections include fun crafts and ways to play with food. As a parent of a picky eater I loved the eat section. Reducing the fear of a new food by playing with it and investigating it increases the odds of him trying it and liking it. Lastly I appreciate that the book includes questions to help kids think about what they’re learning and to help adults encourage discussion.
The photographs, gardening ideas, and informational text were all winners for an avid gardener like myself. I loved the kid-friendly projects, and the highlights of how easy it is to garden in containers or even in herb plantings. This will be a great addition to schools and libraries. I will be ordering for our library and using along with our gardening programs!
We Garden Together was a must for my household. I have a very picky eater 4-year-old and one of the advice the Dr. gave us was to let her grow her own foods. Doing the work, seeing them grow, will help her learn about foods and then hopefully eat those foods.
This book breaks down gardening for children. It starts at the beginning of seeds to eating the foods. Looking through the book we love that it is slammed full of great information and stunning photos. The bright colors of the foods to the mud-covered worms, this is a great book for kids to be a part of.
Had fun with the kids as they learn all about plants and gardens. A lot of fun to do with a group of kids, If I do say so myself.
Do you want your children or students to learn how to plant a garden and watch seeds grow?
First they discover where the seeds are, how big they are and how many seeds there are in a fruit or vegetable.
Next they are shown how to plant a lettuce salad in small pots, how much soil to use, how to water them and what changes to look for.
Then potato pieces are placed in a pot with soil, watched, when leaves appear more soil is added, then they are harvested.
They even learn how to put sweet potatoes in a bag with water and grow them without soil!
Next they learn how to grow herbs and sprouts in small pots so they learn how to observe changes and harvest food.
Enjoy this adventure with your children!
Can not give this book enough praise! so many great educational activities to do with kids of all ages. Lots of photos to show how to do each step and love that it shows the kids having so much fun.
Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the opportunity to read an advanced reader's copy of this book for an honest review. (Publish Date: March 14, 2023)
“We Garden Together!” by Jane Hirschi and the Educators at City Sprouts was so much fun to read with my 8-year-old. Seeing all the photos of kids happily gardening and doing kid-friendly experiments were very inspiring for her, because once we finished the book she immediately asked if she could get some seeds and start her own garden!
I enjoyed the simple and colorful layout of this book. Kids can easily follow the instructions and there are many helpful photos to guide them through the steps. I especially loved the section on putting bean seeds in a plastic sandwich bag with a wet paper towel to watch them germinate over time. Very cool for kids (and adults)!
Overall, I would highly recommend this children’s book to all youngsters and their parents to learn more about gardening and how simple it is to start a small garden at home!
I loved trying a few of these activities with my children. Both they and I learned new information about plant life and the ecosystems we live in. A beautiful layout with colorful and vibrant photographs. This book was part art, part science, and a whole lot of fun to explore. This is an excellent book for homeschooling and home explorers alike. Would love to see a series on other natural world topics for families by the same authors/collaborators.
Wonderfully inspirational book to introduce the natural experiences of gardening to kids. Heck this is a good one for adults even . Beautiful photographs and a great book for every elementary classroom and pre school . Especially loved the fact that growing potatoes was included as usually this is not featured in gardening books . The fun little art /nature activities are cute and simple for younger kids . Not just a beautiful book but an inspirational one as well . Just wish sunflower houses had been included :)
Thank you NetGalley for a free copy of this delightful book in exchange for a review .
What a great nature activity book! Activities are grouped by “plant” “grow” “eat” and “discover” with 4-6 activities in each section. There are ? Icons throughout that challenge the reader to think deeper about the activity they are doing. The photographs showing step by step instructions are great and all of the activities are definitely manageable with children as young as preschool. Highly recommend!
Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for the advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review
I love this book, and I'm only sorry that I can't buy my own personal copy until next year's March 13 publication date! The pictures are excellent: adorable and informative. The book is about gardening with children, but I learned why my lettuce seeds have not been sprouting; how to get potatoes by planting potato eyes in a bucket; how to make a worm bin; how to make my own broccoli sprouts; and how to make a dibble. I think I'll pass on the snail terrarium (although my friend who teaches pre-school might be interested...lol).
Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for this delightful ARC.
I love this book. We have our first garden this year so I thought that this would be great for my kiddo and I! He loves to help and this was educational. It’s perfect! Thank you!
The pictures make this book really appealing for young children. Step by step instructions make the activities seem very doable. Having craft connections will help children make connections to nature. I plan to purchase this book for my son who loves to grow things with his two young daughters.
We Garden Together by Jane Hirschi: Educators at City Sprouts is a great interactive book to do with your children or grandchildren at home. I love the pictures and the instruction for growing the plants. I think it would be so fun to do with my grandchildren maybe next year when she is three. She can learn about flowers, birds, and seeds while reading the book to her.
What a fun book! My kids loved how colorful and engaging the pages were, and I loved how excited they were to try the activities and get some hands-on learning.
The book is divided into sections for Plant, Grow, Eat, and Discover. Each has tidbits of information, questions to help children relate to nature, and simple activities. We have already watched beans grow and look forward to growing a sweet potato buddy.
Overall this book is a great entry point for young learners to get curious and engaged with the natural world, while also introducing early math concepts and inspiring imagination and wonder.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest review!
As both a mother and an elementary teacher, I love how this book is simple but still meaningful. The activities in this book are easily accessible for kids PreK to grade 5. My 5 year old son is thrilled to make a worm box! I know I can use this book with my 5th grade students during their terrarium unit in science. It's just a great resource to have for simple projects that will keep students engaged.
This book was perfect for what I was looking for. It gave some great ideas on introducing seeds and the type of plants you can grow. I love the idea of making a learning experience of absolutely everything in the process of growing. Not just sorting the seeds but the author gave you an idea to show your kid what is happening to the seed in stages. I love the crafting and play ideas as well. There is just so much good stuff in this book! I would highly recommended it. :)
Thanks to Netgalley and Storey Publishing for an ARC. All opinions are mine and mine alone. :)
Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Blooms! I loved this book and can't wait to purchase it for my library. There are many hands on activities that teach children about seeds, planting, farm to table foods, and the creatures that keep our gardens growing. I will highly recommend this book to my patrons, and I also plan on using some activities for our programs. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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