WIN a wonderful addition to your children's bookcase with this Tidy Book's book review and competition post. You can win your child a copy of Gardening Labs For Kids by Renata Fossen Brown. We have three copies of the book to giveaway!!!
With the spring in full swing in the UK, it's a great time to get yourself and your children out and into the garden.
Exploring what's new, what's grown, and what you might like to change this year.
Gardening is a fabulous way for kids to actively learn about all sorts of aspects of the world: food, the seasons, insects, botany, patience, eating and cooking.
There's nothing quite like getting your hands on things, and being the one looking after living organisms and creatures, particularly when there is an end game like a tasty harvest!
Gardening Labs for Kids is the perfect book for children of all ages and experiences, to be guided by adults, in the art of helping things grow.
Renata Fossen Brown takes your family through fun opportunities, with you all learning at every stage. The 52 labs can be used as singular projects, or week-on-week to build up a year-long outdoor hands-on experience.
Published by Quarry Books, Gardening Labs for Kids is written by Renata Fossen Brown is out in April 2014 retailing for £16.99 in paperback.
It's easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us what you'd like to grow in your garden by leaving a comment and liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below. If you'd like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest or Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.
But before you give yourself a great chance of winning a copy of the book have a read of what we made of Gardening Labs for Kids.
WHAT THE PARENT THOUGHT
I distinctly remember thinking it was a good idea to get my child interest in gardening, to learn about how things grow. Growing our own fruits and vegetables seemed like a fabulous idea to teach my son all sorts of lessons. So when he was around 2 years-old we started our own vegetable patch.
We didn't have a clue, the fact that he probably had more than me, is a rather embarrassing admission. But we enjoyed getting messy, planting, and ultimately harvesting various things. We would have had even more fun if we'd had a copy of Gardening Labs for Kids.
Gardening Labs for Kids is full of great ideas for activities in your garden. They stretch from making a rain gauge, to making a garden in your shoe and setting up a new abode for your local toads!
I am particularly interested in having a go at making a 'Pollinator Palace'. Our apple trees have had mixed success over the last few years, and perhaps having a palace would help.
The 52 tasks are laid out very neatly. There's a short list of the items you'll need, some figures of the stages you'll go through, as well as short and simple instructions, as well as further ideas for expansion and exploration.
They really are not overly complicated, and break things down that I really wouldn't know where to start with otherwise, in to very easy and manageable steps.
And while the emphasis may be on growing things, as you would expect, the book also has sections covering garden art and enjoying your garden.
I'm sure we'll become a little more green fingered because of Gardening Labs for Kids!
SO, YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF GARDENING LABS FOR KIDS
So that's what we made of Gardening Labs for Kids and we have three brand new copies of the book to giveaway.
It's easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us your what you would like to grow in your garden in a comment and by liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below. If you'd like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest, Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options. Good Luck!