Summer is in full swing. The kids are most likely complaining of boredom and mom is pulling her hair out. What to do?
Science doesn’t have to be a boring classroom subject. Stepping out into the back yard can bring an entire science lesson to life. Or creating an afternoon treat in the kitchen can be a very tasy experiment.
Science is everywhere. Like it or not our world is one big piece of everyday science. Honing in on the natural curiosity that kids have can bring a life long passion for our surroundings and how they work.
There are 3 ways to get kids to become interested in all things science.
- Get out of their way. Let kids touch, play, dig, explore the world around them.
- Share your own interests. If you have a passion for cooking- share it. If you have a passion for fixing car engines- share it. Science comes in all forms and introducing kids to different avenues can be very rewarding.
- Keep it as hands on as possible like getting dirty while planting a garden just adds to the experience.
There are many ways to explore and to become mini scientists. Keep kids learning- even while on summer break. Encourage them to figure things out and to develop a passion for the world around them.