Through gardening children learn so many things: love of nature and being outdoors, responsibility, self confidence, working together, reasoning and discovery.
There are so many ways that children can join in and help with the gardening: deciding what to plant, visiting the plant nursery, digging the soil, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and cooking.
A one year old loves to dig and water and a two year old may also love to weed and plant and pick the fruits, veges, herbs or flowers. This is a wonderful activity that avid adult gardeners can do with children and can be achieved in pots on your balcony or courtyard if you don't have a garden.
SPECIFIC HELP WHEN GARDENING WITH KIDS:
How to grow some tomatoes with children
How to create a fragrant garden with children
Growing plants from seeds with young children
52 days to explore gardening
MORE GARDENING RESOURCES:
Book about Gardening with Children: Guide for a Greener Planet
Gardening for children | Better Health Channel
Yates Kids - Garden Greenies
This post was linked up with Country Kids where you will find lots more outdoor ideas for children.