Immerse your children in nature this summer by subscribing
to a Mud & Bloom gardening and nature crafts box!
(See photo's below press release)
19th July 2018, Bristol, UK - What will your children remember about their summer holidays? How will it compare with the summer holidays of your childhood? Studies suggest our children’s summers are likely to be more supervised, contain less unstructured play and involve much less time outdoors than any generation before. A number of factors contribute to this, including busy lives and safety fears: but how is this affecting our children? And in the time we are able to spend with them, what can we do about it?
Anja ffrench launched Mud & Bloom in December hoping to inspire families to get their children outdoors more and connected to nature. It’s a monthly subscription box delivering seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box includes everything needed for two craft and two planting activities.
By doing the activities children will learn about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.
Anja, a mother of three, believes passionately in the value of connecting children to nature
“Studies show there is more and more of a disconnect between children and nature, and increasingly experts link this disconnect to the rise we are seeing in childhood stress, anxiety and depression. It is vital that children have regular contact with nature, with proven benefits including enhanced brain development, improved concentration and mental health – as well as helping them stay fit and healthy.
I believe that all children should have access to green spaces and to experience putting their hands in soil and growing their own vegetables. The Mud & Bloom boxes are designed to be accessible to people with or without gardens, as each box includes organic, peat-free compost pellets to enable anyone to get growing immediately regardless of what space they live in”.
The Mud & Bloom activities have been developed by qualified teachers and support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Montessori and Steiner education. The box arrives through your letterbox, addressed to your son or daughter, at the beginning of each month, packed with seasonal growing and nature craft activities.
For more information, please contact:
Anja ffrench, Founder, Mud & Bloom
About Mud & Bloom Box
The boxes cost £7.95 per month and are for 3-8 year old's and will be delivered through your letter box at the beginning of each month. Subscribers can cancel or skip a box at any time.
Each box includes everything you need for two gardening activities and two nature craft activities- along with instructions, quizzes and games aimed at teaching children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.
Activities have been created by qualified teachers and they support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.