A little imagination and some time together are the only tools required. Look for science in these and other situations:
The area in which you live. It’s likely that in the course of your week, you and your child pass a lake, a stream, a river, a field, or a clump of trees. Talk to your child about the kinds of animals and plants that may live there. What does your child think they eat? Where might they sleep? When you have time, take your child and explore more closely.
On a visit to the doctor or dentist. Next time your child has an exam, explore some of the pictures and charts on the walls. Explain to your child that these are pictures of the human body and help him compare the picture to his own body. For example, show your child a picture of a knee cap or shoulder bone and then help him find his own. Can he feel the bone? What does it feel like? Explain that our bones are covered with muscle, fat and skin.
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