Young minds are like sponges - they soak up information very easily! Children possess a natural curiosity of the world around them, making them very eager to learn. Nature is something little ones are particularly drawn to learning about. Maybe it is because it is all around them, or maybe it is because children are very good at appreciating the "little things" in life and often tend to have a special connection with the natural world. Whatever it may be, one thing is for certain: Children and Nature go hand in hand. Children can benefit tremendously from being outside and exploring their very own backyard. The fresh air, sunshine and even the dirt! Even if you don't see yourself as a "nature person" - you can still help your kids become acquainted with it through HABA board games.
Find a shady spot outside, lay out a blanket and play one of these games! Then watch as they look at the garden in a whole different way. Having some background understanding of how gardens and bees work will help children to connect with it even more!
Little Garden - This game for ages 2+ playfully familiarizes children with the life cycle of garden plants (sowing, sprouting, blossoming, harvesting)! Like others in our My Very First Games line, Little Garden is designed with beginning gamers in mind to encourage development of fine motor skills, concentration, language skills and color recognition. Little Garden is a co-operative color game for 1 to 3 players and features two additional levels of game play depending on age and experience.
Hanna Honeybee - Bees are said to be the most important insects to humans on Earth. They provide us with our favorite fruits and vegetables, their delicious honey, and beautiful, flowery gardens! Hanna Honeybee is a great way to introduce your little one to bees in a playful manner. There are two different ways to play the game, plus a short lesson on bees included. For ages 2+
Don't forget to celebrate National Honey Bee Day on August 18th!