Plant One Seed — Grow Two Lessons

Welcome, springtime! It’s the “growing season” and a time when many teachers help children grow plants from seeds. That’s a great science lesson because children can see what a plant needs to grow – soil, water, light.

But I’ve learned from Fred that there’s another lesson here, too, one that’s harder to see and harder to learn. That’s the lesson about waiting.

We know many children have trouble waiting. And waiting for a seed to grow can be especially hard because of children’s poor concept of time, dependence on their senses like their sight, and magical thinking.

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