But all science involves is discovering how the world works, something children do all day—and love. Here’s how you can help your child continue thinking “scientifically”:
Test your child’s predictions. Have your child guess how far you can throw a ball. Then see how close his answer comes to the real distance.
Ask your child questions that require thought, such as “Why do you think giraffes are tall?” or “Why doesn’t it snow in the summer?”
Talk about how things change. Observe the same tree in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Take notes on how it looks during each season.
Begin a collection of shells, rocks, or leaves with your child. Each time you add something new, talk about how it compares with the other items you’ve gathered.
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