When you hear the word “science,” you may think of physics or chemistry – something you learn in high school and college. But science comes in many different forms, and children can learn it from a young age – even in preschool! In fact, science in preschool is extremely important to your child’s education and development. But why is it so important, and how is it implemented?
Why Is Science Important in Learning?
Science teaches your children not only how the world works, but also how to think critically and interpret information. Science hones childrens’ observational, organizational, and problem-solving skills, and gives them the confidence they need to ask questions and find the answers. A good education in science will set your child up to succeed in both life and further education.
How Do You Introduce Science to Preschoolers?
There are many ways to introduce science to preschoolers in a fun and informative way. Most children love to learn in a hands-on way, which makes learning science ideal. Taking children outside and observing insects or trees is a great way to teach children about natural sciences. Measuring things with rulers, looking at objects up close with magnifying glasses, and weighing items on a scale are other fun ways to introduce science to preschoolers.
What Are the Benefits of Learning Science in Early Childhood?
The benefits of learning science in early childhood are numerous. Here are just a few:
- It Promotes Critical Thinking: Science involves asking questions and finding the answers yourself, which encourages your child’s natural curiosity and their ability to think critically about the world around them.
- It Aids the Development of Other Skills: Learning about science and performing science activities helps more than just your child’s education; doing experiments with other children helps develop team-working skills, and doing research helps your child develop analytical skills.
- It Fosters a Love of Learning: Children are naturally curious, and science helps them learn new, exciting things in a fun and hands-on way. Using fun experiments and activities to ask questions and find answers will set your child up with a lifelong love of learning.
- It Improves Literacy & Vocabulary: Preschool teaches the stepping stones of literacy that will aid your child in learning to read in kindergarten and beyond, and science helps improve these essential skills. Science lessons introduce lots of new words and concepts which will aid your child’s vocabulary, critical thinking, and prediction-making skills – all of which will help build their literacy.
Kid’s Corner uses the Creative Curriculum, which emphasizes hands-on experiences that develop your child’s social, math, and science skills, all while making sure your child has fun and makes friends. Your child will enjoy exploring, creating, and playing in an educational and supervised environment. If you have any questions or want to take a tour, call Kid’s Corner now at 480-267-9419 for our Mesa campus or 480-267-9427 for our Gilbert campus.