I love the summer, even more these days with an energetic toddler, being in the garden allows him to burn off some energy while I can soak up some vitamin D. There are so many things you can do in the garden and make use of the space and environment around you.
Bubbles, for example, are ideal outdoors. Not only because it doesn’t matter about the stuff dripping everywhere but because the wind makes them float about all over the place. Touchable bubbles are even better in the garden, you can find them sitting in little hiding places all over.
Growing things with your toddler is a great way for them to learn about where food comes from and nature. We are growing strawberries, rosemary, mint, potatoes and sunflowers at the moment. Lil man loves to water them with his little watering can.
Our new favourite thing to do in the garden is bird watching. I bought some cheap toy binoculars and we go spotting for them in the trees. Despite Lil man never looking in the right direction, he thinks its fun that we are ‘explorers’. You can use them to look at the bugs a bit closer too.
We managed to do a little bit of beach combing before the weather turned and Lil man loved splashing about in the water.