I want to let you know about a wonderful learning tool that the lovely folks at The Herbal Academy Of New England and I have created. We have been busy putting together a series of posts for teaching kids about the basics of herbalism. The series is written for kids to read and designed to inspire children to exploration the world of herbalism. We have lessons on everything from botany to pharmacy to gardening.Read More
It is Springtime and plants are joyfully peeking their heads up through the soil everywhere. There are some happy, lovely child-friendly herbs that are commonly growing this time of year. Often referred to as weeds, these plants are powerfully healing, nutritious, and tasty! A favorite little plant just awaking in the world is violet. Take a walk with your child and see if you can find violet growing in your neighborhood. To help really get to know violet, when you and your child are meeting her share the little stories below and consider creating something tasty or crafty with your new plant friend.Read More
This week I have a this fun little guest post over at Red and Honey that is all about one of my favorite things, sharing herbs with kids!
Children and herbs go together like two peas in a pod. For almost a decade I have had the pleasure of working with children and herbs at a little home-based preschool and I have yet to meet a kiddo who isn’t fascinated by herbs.
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Autumn is a wonderful time to learn about the amazing Mint Family (Lamiaceae). There is a delightful abundance of these beautiful plants growing. And the mint family plants make great allies for dealing with winter illness and even emotional stress from school.
The mint family is such a child friendly plant family. Many of the wonderful scents and yummy tastes of plants in this family are easily recognized by children. The plants are so funny too with their square stems and opposite leaves, they make an easy impression on kids.Read More
Kids love herbal teas. Tasty teas and kids go right along together like two peas in a pod. Herbal teas are a nourishing beverage option for children that are full of vitamins and minerals while offering health boosting properties such as easing digestion, strengthening against viral illness and relaxing the nervous system. Much better for little bodies than juice and soda pop.Read More