Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:13
My daughter is a child minder, she takes her children to the Eden Project every week, they know how veg grows, the names of basic flowers, the smells of different herbs, lots of different insects, she teaches then to not panic around bees, wasps, spiders beetles etc her hobby is gardening so it’s a good combination.
They go in the garden with her, know not to pick anything or eat anything, they love to visit the GC and choose plants.
When they go to Heligan they walk around the woods, they can tell you what animal lives in what hole, names of trees and fruits. There’s plenty of time for book learning, she likes to get the basics instilled before they go to school.
Of course, being a pre school teacher, they do start school with the basic knowledge that is required. 🙂