Getting children interested in science at an early age is very important. It's easier than you think. Science does not have to be something mysterious. This is happening all around us, and you can use everyday things to encourage your children draw and knowledge.
Most parents believe that they cannot help their children with knowledge. But you do not need advanced scientific degree to teach young kids science. All you need is a willingness to try, to observe the world, and to take the time to encourage natural curiosity.
You can help by having a positive attitude toward science themselves. Then start only with your child ask questions about things you see every day. Why do you think it happened? How do you think that works? And then listen to their answers without judging it or judge them. Listen without judging will increase their confidence, and help you determine just what your child does or does not know.
You can change your daily activities into science projects. For example, not only comment on how bright the moon is one night. Ask questions about why it is a clear night, why it changed shape, etc. You can observe the phases of the moon month, and change the activity into a science project, with no mention of the word "science project". For children who love to cook, observe how the milk curdles when you add vinegar, or how sugar melts into syrup. Try baking a cake and asks why not increase the cake? What happens if you forget to put in some ingredients? Voila! Science project ideas instantly, without intimidating for you or your child.
Different children have different interests so they need the kind of science project. Set of rock may be attractive young daughter but your teen may need something more involved. Fortunately, it is not difficult to find a lot of fun projects. Knowing your child is the best way to discover the fun of learning activities. Here are some tips:
-Choose the right activities with the difficulty level - not too easy or too difficult. If you are unsure, choose something easier because you do not want to prevent children to make science frustrating. You can always do a project more difficult later.
-Read the recommended age for each project, book or toy labels, but then make sure that this activity is suitable for your child, regardless of age. Your child's unique interests and abilities. If a child is interested in the topic, they might be able to perform activities that are usually done by children, while a child who is not interested might need something more easily addressed at a young age.
- Consider how well the project type according to your child's personality and learning style. This project is meant to be done alone or in groups? Will it require adult assistance or supervision?
Select activities that are suitable for your environment. A city full of bright lights at night may not be the best place to study the stars. But during your vacation to a remote area, you can spark an interest in astronomy.
-Let your child help choose the project or activity. It is easy enough to ask. Rather than overwhelm them, suggesting the possibility of 2 or 3. When a child choose something they are interested, they will enjoy it and learn more from it.
Please. Try it and see for yourself how easy it is to spark the interest of children.