Benefits of Introducing Science Concepts for Young Children

All children are born with a great curiosity. From infancy, children are actively exploring the world around them.  

And yet, children need adult help and supervision to safely explore their environment. Instead of seeing this as an inconvenience, adults should embrace the opportunity to see the world through a child’s eyes again.

Additionally, there is scientific proof that teaching science at young ages is beneficial for childhood development. Here are just a few.

Vocabulary and Language Skills

Vocabulary shouldn’t be limited to those in stories and nursery rhymes but should include more challenging words in mathematics and science. These words may seem incomprehensible to young children, but repeated exposure means a child will do better in science and math subjects in school and beyond.

Abstract Thinking

A child’s curiosity fuels many questions. Why is the sun yellow and the oceans blue? Why does a rock sink but a stick float? Children can understand the abstract concepts of science better than we give them credit. The more we can teach our children about science, the easier these will seem in school. 

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

Simple experiments help children develop analytical and problem-solving skills by observing scientific theories like gravity or cause-and-effect relationships. Children can then apply these scientific concepts to their everyday lives and playtime. 

Curiosity

Children are born curious and ready to explore. What better avenue than science to learn more about the world around them? Fostering a child’s curious spirit through science will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 

How To Include Science Into Your Routine

Hopefully, you are inspired to incorporate science into your daily routine. Some easy ways to include science are:

  • Talk about nature as you go about your day: the weather of today versus yesterday, stop to admire flowers and bugs, and identify birds and their calls.
  • Find books at the library that are scientifically oriented. 
  • Take a trip to the zoo 
  • Encourage unstructured playtime outdoors 
  • Visit a pond or creek and observe the different plants, bugs, animals, and reptiles

Science Concepts at Bright Start Louisville

At Bright Start Louisville, we include many science experiments and activities in our curriculum. We also offer plenty of books, puzzles, and pictures of animals, bugs, and reptiles. 

It can be hard to include your child’s science skills during a busy day. Thankfully, you can rest assured that your child receives age-appropriate and fun science activities at Bright Start Louisville.

Bright Start Louisville offers exceptional childcare to children six weeks to 12 years old. We’re proud to offer a fun and educational preschool program that prepares your child for kindergarten per state educational standards.

If you’re looking for excellent childcare that gives your child a head start in life, contact Bright Start Louisville today!

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