Each and every year I sing the praises of the Wildcraft Game from Herbal Learning. We have had our game for 4-5 years years now and love it still. It takes an educational topic (in this case medicinal herbs) and puts into a format that kids will not only enjoy, but adore…a board game. They have fun and play a great game while they learn about a very important subject that seems to be generally ignored nowadays. I think it is incredibly valuable to teach our children that plants can help us heal and be our medicine. This is old wisdom that we can all benefit from and that is why I love this vehicle for allowing allowing parents and kids to learn about medicinal herbs together.
Well, the same folks are now bringing another product to us for a very short time, just a few days in fact. I am more than a little excited about it!! It is called Herb Fairies and it is essentially a collection or resources and books that will teach children about medicinal herbs in more depth and with an element of storytelling. It seeks to get kids excited about plants and herbs early in life with these inventive and captivating stories about various fairies who trying to bring herb magic back to the mainstream. They get to read about the Lemon Balm Fairy and the Chickweed Fairy and also about the wonderful health promoting properties of these individual plants.
Kids see plants around them all the time but have they really connected with what they are and what they can do, or are they just green background material? This collection is ideal for parents who want their kids to learn more about plants and herbs in depth AND it would make an excellent addition to any homeschool curriculum.
You can visit the landing page to read about what you get and watch a video highlighting all the features but you essentially get 13 beautifully illustrated books (with audio versions included), a Magic Keeper’s Journal, coloring pages, recipe cards, a free subscription to the Herbal Roots Zine, and much more. They have already released some videos about the recipes found in the books such as Dandelion Flower cookies and Violet Candies, both of which your children can make using flowers they harvested themselves. It is only available for the next few days and then it retires until 2014 so make sure to check it out.