Why science-inspired play is so good for kids

“Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. 
It will last a lifetime if they are fed upon a daily diet of ideas.” – Charlotte Mason

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. They spend their days exploring, poking and digging, scrambling over things and turning objects inside out. Young kids also never stop asking questions in an attempt to understand their surroundings. As parents, most of you will have fielded a “Why is the sky blue?”, a “Where do the stars come from?” and a “How do flowers grow?”, no doubt more than once.

A superb way to satisfy enquiring minds and keep little fingers busy at the same time is with an educational activity inspired by the wonderful world of science. Science-themed play resonates well with most children because they tend to learn best through hands-on investigation and experimentation.

According to Early Childhood News, the professional resource for teachers and parents, it is important for these first science activities to provide an opportunity for little ones to “learn by doing”.

“Developmentally, young children learn and understand best from what they can see, touch, feel, and manipulate. Providing safe, readily available materials that children can experiment with is one of the most important steps towards effective hands-on science investigations,” the resource explains.

The new Little Scientist range from Tower kids provides exactly that. These ready-to-use and child-safe activity packs offer hours of educational fun for your budding scientist, engaging young children’s curiosity for exploration and discovery.

No matter whether you’re making glow-in-the-dark goo, growing your own crystal tree, or transforming powder into bouncing balls, Little Scientist activities provide moms and dads with a chance to spend many memorable hours bonding with their kids.

This fun scientific exploration also encourages your child to develop:

  • Patience and perseverance
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Listening skills (as you read out the instructions)
  • Fine motor skills (as they work with the small muscles of their hands)
  • An understanding of cause and effect

For more information, ideas and inspiration, visit http://www.towerproducts.co.za/