Gardens overflow with lessons on patience, beauty, food and stewardship. So how do you engage and educate your curious toddler in your own home garden? "Slow down and remember that, with preschoolers, it's the process, not the product," says Christine Grinnity, Youth Program Coordinator at the Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colo. Another expert, Elizabeth Sparks, who is a 4-H Youth Development Agent at Tucson Village Farm in Arizona, agrees. "At this age, it's important to follow the child," she says. "If your toddler discovers, say, a chrysalis or a butterfly, or wants to play in the dirt, allow them to finish that self discovery before you move on. Let them be toddlers and do what they do."