Science is a way of exploring, understanding and investigating the world around us. Nurture your child’s natural curiosity, which is at the heart and foundation of all scientific work.
Simple experiments such as freezing water and watching it go from liquid to frozen and then back to liquid are great fun. Extend this by adding leaves or flowers, using different shapes, colours, thawing in the sun or out of the sun, or thawing in water. Keep the curiosity alive by helping children to wonder and hypothesise. There are lots of simple science experiments for kids online, including this great video with Grover from Sesame street.
Scientific experiments nurtures a child’s language and thinking skills. Children learn to think ‘what if’ and test their theories out.