How to Raise a Science Lover*



*This is a collaborative post*

 

Science is such a diverse subject and offers so many benefits to a child’s education. Science helps to fuel a child’s curiosity, build their knowledge and give them a better understanding of how the world works. Science can also help children to develop problem-solving, communication and investigation skills, which they can carry through to adulthood.

If you would like some advice on how to raise a science lover, here are some great tips from a prep school in Notting Hill

Encourage your child to ask more questions

There are many techniques for teaching science; however the best way is to explore their own questions and ideas. For example, if your child asks you questions about the sun and the moon, you could demonstrate using a globe and a torch. If they ask where rain comes from, you could set up an experiment to create condensation using hot steam.

Teach your child science through play

Making learning fun is another great way to introduce science. Building blocks and modelling clay are both ideal for learning science 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 construction toys, such as Lego and K’nex. These toys encourage children to be creative and problem-solve, which are both important academic skills. 

Explore science in nature

Exploring the great outdoors 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 by planting seeds and nurturing them to help them grow. You could even build your own vegetable patch!

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