The vast majority of parents have the absolute best intentions for their children, but in a world that provides a constant stream of advice, feedback and misinformation, ensuring that the best possible decisions are being made is difficult. But one decision which is undoubtedly good for children’s future is an investment in science because in my view – science matters for kids.
That’s right, the importance of early childhood science is one you need to sit up and pay attention to! Along with maths and English, science is a cornerstone subject, but it also helps with children’s development, as well as being an important subject.
Science matters for kids & learning through play
Children love to learn new things, and not only do they love to learn, they are experts at it. Children learn by playing, observing, doing, testing ideas and pushing boundaries.
And one of the ways that parents can help their child to develop and unleash their potential is simply by allowing them to play and discover things for themselves, even at a young age this curiosity is the starting point of scientific thinking.
This is a practice that should be encouraged, nurtured and built upon. Science is not only a great subject because of the things that can eventually be done with it, but because of the life skills that it also teaches along the way.
Skills learnt from science
So what are the life skills that science can teach? Check out the following infographic to read about just eight of them and why science matters for kids…
Do you agree that science matters for kids? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in a comment below.
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