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The importance of science for children

How to promote interest in science in children?

A survey conducted at Harvard University revealed that a fourth of parents feels that the school does not pay enough attention to science in its educational programs. However, regardless of the subjects taught at school and their teaching hours, an interest in science can also develop at home from an early age. So as a parent you can make a timetable to develop your child's interest in science at home, as your child is going to school also so you can have weekends to do it. So remember to have a plan. How are you doing? Do enough research to make your plans using a days between dates calculator to plan each weekend. 

Explore together

Science is everywhere and it can be very simple and fun. A visit to the park or an afternoon on the playground provide tons of opportunities for children to learn new things. So encourage your child to explore his environment and then ask him to tell you what he has discovered. You can observe life in an ant colony or watch a storm build up. Every day there are so many learning opportunities to take advantage of. And if he asks you something, but you don't know the answer, confess and investigate together.

Articulate knowledge

Science is cumulative, which means that children will develop knowledge from what they already know. In fact, it is an ideal subject to promote meaningful learning, which builds on prior knowledge. To stimulate this type of learning, you must start with what your child already knows and expand his knowledge on that subject. Is not difficult. For example, when he asks you a question, inquire about what he knows and articulate your explanation based on that information.

Buy him science games

Science can be a lot of fun. If your child shows a special interest in some subjects, take advantage of that curiosity and provide him with games that allow him to delve into science. A microscope , for example, could turn a trip to the pond into an afternoon of wonder and learning. There are other fun toys too, like chemistry kits for you to do experiments at home or even fossil dig kits for you to become a paleontologist for a day.

Don't forget the books

Books are also windows to science. You just have to make sure they are not boring. "Martin the scientist", for example, is a perfect children's science book for children who are taking their first steps in this fascinating world. Its protagonist is a nine-year-old with whom children will quickly identify.


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