At its basic level,
science is the study of the world. What could be more important
during the preschool years? And yet, what comes more naturally to preschoolers
who are already so inquisitive about the world around them? Make the most of
your child’s preschool years by engaging that inquisitiveness and applying
it to the study of science. By doing this, you encourage a
life long interest in the world around your child which will contribute to all
levels of learning. And, if your child is interested in science, your child
will be more interested in life in general!
Here are just a
few ideas for including science in your preschooler’s daily life:
her to ask questions.
And then encourage her to try and find answers. In other words, when she asks
why leaves fall off of the trees, encourage her to go outside and pick up
some leaves and discuss all of the possibilities with her. Anything hands-on
in the world is good for science.
computer software programs that include science for preschoolers.
to the museum.
There are interactive children’s museums in most cities where you can
get hands-on science that will engage your preschooler’s mind and excite
her about science.
- Use a
preschool curriculum that includes science as a major subject of study.
Worksheets, activities and projects all based on science will be a part of
your child’s formal education all the way through college so get started
early on making it enjoyable.
the changes in your preschooler’s body as a starting point for science
The human body is one of the science things that your child will always have
at her fingertips. And since she’s growing so fast, there will be changes
that you can point out and discuss with her to help her see how science will
always be a part of her life.
educational science videos geared towards preschoolers during downtime
to help your child associate science with a fun part of the day.
is a terrifically important part of your preschooler’s education.
It’s the study of all of the things happening in and around her. By making
it fun and engaging, you can encourage your child to always be interested in
it. And this is important not only because it’s going to make life itself
more exciting for her but also because it will give her an edge up in school.
This is particularly true for female children who, unfortunately, still aren’t
encouraged as much as boys are to explore science and science-based careers.
Make use of your preschooler’s natural interest in the world around her
to make science a lifelong experience for her.
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