Science is all around us – from driving in our cars, visiting our doctors to taking a walk in the countryside. It’s a huge part of how our world works and is teeming with benefits. Which is why raising your child to fall in love with science is all the more exciting.
Take a look at this guide from a prep school in Hertfordshire that has some tips you can use to bring more science into your child’s life.
Aim to grow plants together
Growing any sort of plant or vegetable is a fun and exciting way to engage with your child and show them how science is involved when a plant is growing. If they’re old enough to understand you can show them how photosynthesis works and why it’s important for plants, as well as the power the sun has on a plant’s growth cycle.
Study the power of the weather
Weather and the water cycle are key parts of a child’s education, and you can make them more fun and inspiring through books and educational programmes to keep your child entertained. For younger children, you can use a water cycle toy that can demonstrate to children what happens to water as it goes through its cycle, showing them what happens when it starts to rain.
Make doctors visits fun
For some children, taking a visit to see the doctor isn’t all that exciting, especially if there are jabs involved! Fortunately, most doctors surgeries have an abundance of fun learning materials and play areas children can learn more about the human body and why we sometimes need medication to help us along.
Collect rocks or shells
A trip to the beach is all the more exciting when you give your child a fun activity to get involved in, such as collecting things from the sea and its surroundings. If you’re lucky your child might even find a fossil imprinted on a rock, where you can tell a story about fossils and how they came to be.