Children are born with a natural curiosity. They question everything! Luckily, that makes teaching them science a piece of cake. Science is all about inquiry and investigation. So, here are a few ways you can feed your preschooler’s interest in science.
Keep Their Interests in Mind
When you are thinking about what you can do to develop your preschooler’s love for science, look no further than the things they love! If he loves dinosaurs, start there! If she loves flowers, bingo! Think about the topics that hold your child’s interest and then build upon them. You can visit the library to find books about those topics. Chances are, there is some kind of science or natural history museum within driving distances for you to check out with them, too.
As the weather begins to cool off and change from summer to fall, the great outdoors is the perfect setting for your science “classroom.” If you live near a nature preserve, or park, or hiking path, plan a trip to visit it. If you do not, you can go out in your own backyard. As you explore around you, point out the different colored leaves from the trees. Teach your preschooler why the leaves are changing and falling. Find bugs crawling on the ground and investigate them (bring a magnifying glass along for even better views). Tell your preschooler about the parts of a bug. Talk about the weather. Nature has endless lessons to teach those who look!
If you get online and search for “science for preschoolers” you will come up with endless projects to try together. Most projects are simple and require no more than everyday products you probably already have around your house. So, spend a Saturday afternoon learning and having fun with your preschooler! The possibilities are endless!
If you enjoyed these tips, you’ll want to check out our previous blog on Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers!
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