Ever since I started a kitchen garden, I have desperately tried to keep Evie involved. Now that I am into my second year of really getting into this garden and Evie is that little bit older, I have noticed that she is a lot more invested. Being out in the fresh air is amazing, but did you know that gardening with children actually has a whole bunch of development benefits? Gardening engages all of their senses, children can touch and feel the seeds, dirt, fruit, vegetables and flowers. They can see the vibrant colours and different sizes, hear the sound of the vegetables when they are either pulled from the ground or taken from the plant. They also get to experience all of the different smells that the plants give off.