Korpela, E. & R. Rappe, 2005, Impact of horticultural activities on children’s ability to learn and to concentrate, in: Gallis, C.T., ‘Forests, trees, and human health and well-being’, Siokis, Thessaloniki
- Author : Korpela, E. & R. Rappe
- Year : 2005
- Published in Book : Forests, trees, and human health and well-being
- Pages : 309-317
- Abstract in English : Many studies have pointed out the value of horticultural activities to well being of humans. Benefits can be advantages in the intellectual, social, emotional and physical stages. For children different kinds of horticultural activities may offer a meaningful and natural way to learn about life. This study took place to research how horticultural activities may affect the concentration ability, attention span and learning ability in general among mentally retarded children. These children seemed to gain a great deal from participating in horticultural activities. The enjoyed the work and the idea of continuity and possibility of seeing the growing of their own plant fascinated them. Horticultural activities seemed to be suitable in improving children’s learning and concentration skills as well.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: horticulture, children, learning, concentration skills.