next Albert Einstein or Michael Jordan. Science is all around us, it is everywhere, effecting everything that we do. The “we” in that last statement includes children. Children that understand how science plays a role in our everyday lives have a wonderful foundation for success in life. This is what it means to give them a good educational science foundation for life.
In today’s world the idea that the only people that need to understand science are those that will work as scientists and engineers is seriously outdated. Making sure that all children have a good science education is vital to each child being a success regardless of their background, talent or abilities. Children need to be able to make sense of the world around them, so that they can make the best decisions possible in relation to what they want to do in life, or with life for that matter.
Teaching Children with Toys!
Children can learn science at any age really. The earlier they start the better. The best way for kids to learn is through play and repetition. There are wonderful science toys for preschool science activities. Babies learn cause and effect, they are hungry the cry. They are wet they cry. They are learning that you respond to what they need if they cry. That is science is a very simplistic form. Wooden blocks or architect blocks are wonderful for teaching balance and stacking and lessons in gravity. Baby crawl mats are also wonderful teaching toys that are a lot of fun for babies.
With play being the best way kids learn, it only makes sense then to introduce toys to them that encourage understanding science. Children love to use their imagination to have fun and to help them figure out the world around them. So play is a wonderful time to be introducing science to them. Think of the games that we used to play; Don’t Spill the Beans, Don’t Break the Ice, the Telephone Game, Lincoln logs, patty cake, each of these games has a science behind it. Each of these games are wonderful science games or toys for the pre K school age group.
Another popular toy is the Block N Roll, which is a construction block system with hundreds of possibilities, such as building a space ship that a child can sit in, to constructing the tallest tower that they have ever seen. There are also “board games” that teach science are fun for the family, such as Aggravation or Chinese Checkers.
Children are by nature curious as they feel out the world, trying to makes sense of what is around them. Science feeds that curiosity hunger that they have. It is a hunger that needs to be encouraged and satisfied the best that it can be. Finding these toys is not as hard as one would think. To make sure that you get good quality toys, visit science toy shops online. These are the best places to find unique science toys such as 3-D space projectors, or Hydro Greenhouses.
Help your children appreciate the world around them with understanding the world around them. This way, they understand how we are all linked together. Children will not only question the world, but be able to come up with answers to those questions on their own. Science is life.