Science can be found all around us, which makes it an easy subject to explore with your children. Science will help to fuel your child’s curiosity and encourage them to question the world they live in. This will develop important academic skills, such as problem-solving, research and communication.
If you would like some tips on raising a science lover, here is some great advice from a private school in New York…
There are many ways you can teach your child about science; however the easiest way is to explore their own questions and ideas. For example, if they ask you questions about night and day, you could demonstrate the positions of the sun using a globe and a torch. If they ask where rain comes from, you could demonstrate condensation using hot steam from the kettle.
Building blocks and modelling clay are both great ways to encourage science learning through play. For young children, you can also experiment with water and observe how different materials sink and float. As your child grows, you can introduce them to more advanced construction toys, such as Lego or K’nex. These toys encourage children to be creative and problem-solve, which are both incredibly important academic skills. Puzzles are also ideal for encouraging older children to problem-solve, plus you can enjoy them together as a family.
Finally, exploring nature is one of the easiest ways to teach your child about science. Encourage your child to explore plants and wildlife and discuss how trees produce oxygen for us to breathe. By exploring nature together you will also be teaching your child to respect the environment and all living things. Children can even be encouraged to help in the garden. Get them planting seeds so that they can learn about the plant life cycle as they watch their seeds grow.
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