Review: Growing up green – Dr. Charles E. Majuri, PhD.


Paperback: 73 Pages 
Publisher: PSIpress; 1ST edition (2011)
ISBN-10: 1935638076
ISBN-13: 978-1935638070
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This book is a great tool for parents and children to work together to learn about gardening. The author outlines 4 important aspects to our lives that Gardening can improve, these are:

    Physical – It’s good Exercise, encouraging walking, bending, stretching, and it stimulates the various senses.

    Cognitive – It works the brain through memory, logic, safety, and judgement.

    Social – Promotes interaction with others, and helps develop leadership skills.

    Psychological – Raises self esteem and releases stress and tension.

Through the course of the book he outlines how to plan your garden, a month by month gardening guide (which includes suggestions on what to plant), and how to use the book to help with children.

Througout the different chapters, he also has some togetherness activities for parent and child to do. He also includes a lot of the charts, etc. that are used in the book, which could be easily copied. In fact, there’s an electronic copy of this for both the Kindle and the nook. That’s the one issue, I’m not sure it lends itself well since parts of it are a workbook. However, I think you could print the charts and diagrams directly from the electronic book in addition to xeroxing.

Having grown up around gardening, I think this would be a very rewarding book to introduce your children to the concept, and to do so in a fun way. And the author also shows how you don’t need a large space to have a garden, so just about anyone can adapt it to their specific circumstances.

If you want your child to learn some skills that could always be useful skills to have, then I’d say pick this book up. It’s a rather thin book, but I think the content is worthwhile, and I think your children would probably enjoy it.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rebecca at Cadence Marketing Group for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.