Here at Play to Learn ngaa tamariki love to explore our natural environment, and our Papatuuaanuku. There are some new vegetables and flowers which have been planted in our gardens and ngaa tamariki take care of these by watering their gardens. They also ensure not to harm any bugs and insects in their gardens too. By watering the plants, they learn about what water does to the plants and how it helps them to grow. They learn that when provided with too little water, plants are unable to develop properly, and they become more susceptible to damage from pests and insects. They are also learning that if plants are provided with too much water, this can cause the soil to become too moist and then the plants become prone to rotting and other diseases. When given the right amount of water, Papatuuaanuku gives us fresh fruits and vegetables in return. Once we receive the vegetables, we give some to the worms as a thank-you gift. Without our worms and their worm tea, we would not have healthy and fresh vegetables. Ka pai to mahi tamariki ma!!
Water helps a plant by transporting important nutrients through the plant. Nutrients are drawn from the soil and used by the plant. Without enough water in the cells, the plants droop, so water helps a plant to stand. Water carries the dissolved sugar and other nutrients through the plant. So without the proper balance of water, the plant not only is malnourished, but it is also physically weak and cannot support its own weight” ~https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/