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Teaching Preschool Children about Flowers

Posted on 04-04-2017

Flowers are one of the most beautiful parts of nature. Their vibrant colors and intricate parts are amazing to behold, but you may be surprised at how much of an impact flowers have on our lives! Aside from bringing smiles to the faces of preschool children all over the world, flowers and other plants are critical to life as we know it. Here are a few things you can teach to your children about flowers.

Bugs eat flowers.

This may seem silly, but bugs are a huge part of our ecosystem. If we have no bugs then we have no way for imperfect plants to pollenate, and that means much of our fruits and vegetables will no longer exist! We need bugs, and bugs need flowers. Next time you see a bug sitting on a flower, show it to your child and chuckle about how that bug is probably just on their lunch break.

Flowers make oxygen.

Humans and animals need oxygen to breathe. Flowers and other plants produce oxygen. They also absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale, which is toxic to us. Point out to your preschooler that if it weren’t for flowers and other plants, the air in our atmosphere wouldn’t be fit for us to breathe!

Flowers are nature’s decoration.

Flowers make the world a beautiful place. They add color and life to our world, and they carry meaning when given to others. You can use flowers to express your feelings to others, whether it be love and joy, or sadness and pain. You can visit an arboretum and experience the beauty of the seasonal flowers in your area. Be sure to take a family picture to capture the memories that you’re making together.

Learn about the meaning behind different flowers, and encourage your preschool child to give a flower to someone they love, like a grandparent or teacher. Teach them about the meaning and let them show love or appreciation through the beauty of flowers.

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