This week we read The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. It’s a story where a little boy finds some isolated plants growing on abandoned railway tracks. He takes it upon himself to become the gardener and help the garden flourish! The children learned that this story is based on the true curious garden, High Line Park in NYC.
The children created their own curious gardens by building them in the Block Center. They added trees, flowers, and plants of their own creation to it.
We have assembled and continued to add to our rain forest in the Dramatic Play area! The children are enjoying it! They like to design the vines, leaves, and animals that can be added to the rain forest.
In the Science Center, we started planting the seeds that were brought in by the children. We can’t wait to see our garden of fruits, vegetables, and flowers grow!
Next week we will continue to explore different kinds of plants, such as cactus, evergreen, succulent, and herbs!