Thursday, June 16, 2011

Growums Review

I love growing things and showing my kids how to garden and grow things. We love watching plants grow, flowers blossoming, and produce grow!! I know when I was a kid, growing different plants and watching them grow made me feel like I accomplished something really great and it built up my confidence in what I can do. Then being able to grow some delicious produce from a seed and watering it and nourishing it, then being able to eat it once it is ripe, is just something that I think every child should experience. Well have you heard of Growums? If you havent then not to worry because I am going to tell you a little about them. Say your kids love pizza and they love making their own pizza from scratch. Well how about letting your kids add toppings to their pizzas that they grew themselves? Or what about those picky eaters that will complain when you put a salad in front of them? I know that I was a very picky eater, but when I grew my own vegetables, I was eager and more than willing to try new things. With the Growums, not only will your kids love growing their own vegetables, but with each fun set, your kids are going to be more eager to eat their vegetables too!!
I received the Stir-Fry Garden pack and the Salad Garden Pack for review. Both of these garden packs are great and my kids are really enjoying growing their own vegetables!!
This Spring children across the country can help plant the seeds for greener and healthier living with the Growums Garden Kits. This is the only gardening kit for kids known to offer an interactive platform featuring a cast of colorful, animated characters. The characters enhance the entire gardening experience with a fun and entertaining approach that instills the healthy eating habits so important in the struggle against childhood obesity.  Kids can choose from six different kits including Herb Garden, Pizza Garden, Salad Garden, Stir-fry Garden, Taco Garden and Ratatouille Garden to grow a real garden with virtual world fun. Each garden kit features unique, magical coco or peat pellets that make planting and growing practically foolproof.  Growums and the nationally recognized, one-million strong Junior Master Gardener program are partnering in a nationwide fundraising effort to raise the awareness of gardening in local communities, while contributing to a greener environment and promoting healthy eating habits. Together, JMG and Growums are set to reach an entire generation of future gardeners.
According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables eat them. And now Growums gives kids the tools they need to get started with specially-themed garden kits that combine learning and fun with a unique and exciting online educational experience to grow vegetables and herbs from seed to harvest; all with a little help from an animated cast of herb and vegetable characters! 
Kids start by going to http://www.growums.com/ to register their garden and follow the colorful characters in a virtual garden world that shows them how to care for their vegetables.  This animated step-by-step series of mini videos are updated every ten days with tips on what to expect next and how to care for the seedlings.  With a little help and information from Tomicio the tomato, Frank Cilantro, Belle Peppa, Ice Berg the lettuce wrapper, Elvis Parsley and more; in a matter of weeks kids will be able to harvest fresh vegetables and herbs to create nutritious meals.  Weekly emails also alert children to next steps and explain topics including watering, weeding, growth cycles and more.




4 comments:

Jammie said...

I love the Pizza kit, I seen these at Walmart around Easter I almost bought one to test it out, for some reason we always let our little gardens die.

Omega Doom (Alan) said...

This is a great idea for kids! Wow! There are so many more things today for kids than when I was a kid. I like the Pizza kit. Thank you for the review Katie!

Angie Alford said...

How awesome. I am a very picky eater, and would love to try these with my daughter in hopes that she developes healthy eating habits!! Her being involved in the process would definately help!

Laura Lane said...

Fun idea.