There are lots of simple science experiments children can do at home.
Keep a magnifying glass handy. Suggest that your child look closely at a flower, a bug, or (best of all) a hair from her own head.
If you have an old clock or telephone, let your child take it apart. Kids love to see how things work. Be sure to remove electrical plugs and other dangerous parts.
Observation is a critical skill. Help your child observe the world around you. Look closely at the leaves as they change colors. Stop and listen to the sounds of your neighborhood in the morning...and late at night. How many can you count?
Watch TV shows about science with your child. Afterward, talk about what you both learned.
Visit a museum. Many have special "hands-on" science activities for kids.
Finally, use your library. If your child asks why whales sing or how birds fly, go get a book and look it up together.
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