I put a seed into the ground
and said, "I'll watch it grow".
I watered it and cared for it,
as well as I could know.
One day, I walked in my back yard,
and OH, what did I see?
My seed had popped itself right out,
without consulting me!
This is a poem that my son memorized when he was about five years old. I remember telling his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Waddell, that he might recite it if she asked him to do so. Later that day, when I enquired about it, she looked at me and said, "Are you kidding? He didn't just say the poem, he put it to music and he had a rock and roll version and a country version!" Funny little guy!
It is a very good thing for children to see and understand how plants grow in your yard or garden. Our son learned very early of the importance of earthworms and bees and how the right amount of rain and sunlight is crucial for the plants. I cherish the memory of my son sitting in the carseat in the back of the car and when I remarked on the heavy rain that was coming down, I heard this small voice say, "We need the rain"...
Audrey from www.audreygoeslocal.blogspot.com just did a wonderful post on her beautiful garden. and I hope that she will read this poem to her little gardeners, her little girls! (Sophie, your green beans reminded me of this poem, thank you!)