Preschoolers are curious about everything. Their surroundings are a huge mystery to them and they have questions about everything. If you are putting your preschooler in child care programs, make sure these programs are equipped to stimulate your child’s brain and imagination and give him the answer he seeks.
Experiments are a great way to introduce your little one to science and get them excited about the wonders of science. Some of the first science experiments that children often are exposed to occur in child care programs. You can give further impetus to your child’s knowledge-building through these two simple, yet interesting science experiments.
Objects that are Magnetic
Get a couple of magnets, small metallic objects and small non-metallic objects. Explain to your little one how magnets attract just metals and then ask them to separate all metallic objects from non-metallic ones. This will keep them busy for hours, but be prepared to offer an explanation for the attraction.
Experimenting with Temperature
Take three glasses and fill one with ice cold water, one with lukewarm water and the last one with hot water. Now take a thermometer and let the child see it. Explain to him how the thermometer will rise and fall with changing temperature. Now make your child touch the outside of each glass and then tell you whether the meter will rise or fall when you put it into the glass.
Similarly, there are other simple experiments that preschoolers can enjoy under your supervision. Make sure you are well-prepared to answer questions logically and in simple language.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and Child Day Care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.