When children ask questions, we encourage them to observe for their answers instead of giving it to them. This way, they can draw their own conclusions and notice the things they find interesting. From their observations, more questions and wonderings arise. When children are in a constant state of wonder, they notice the world around them in a new way. Their observations become opportunities for storytelling, new knowledge, and deep understanding.
We have many different parts of our yard where things are growing. The garden beds are a special place where seeds and seedlings are planted with care, watered and tended. There are plants which encourage bees to come. There are others that give us food! When children are part of the process of growing food for their meals, including the long process of waiting and watching the vegetables develop, they are more aware and connected to the important process.