If you need one more reason to support our Donor’s Choose Initiative…exposing children to science, even at the age of 2-3, “boosts their exploratory ‘science-like’ play.” Want to give a boost to a group of young children? Take a look at the “What Song Does a Whale Sing in the Middle of the Ocean?”
Young children are little scientists. They instinctively stretch, prod, observe and categorise the world’s offerings. This natural inquisitiveness can be cultivated even before school and several studies have shown the benefits, in terms of general learning ability and specific maths and science skills. But just how early can this ‘sciencing’, as it’s known, start? A new study by Tessa van Schijndel and colleagues claims that a six-week sciencing programme for two to three-year-olds boosted their exploratory ‘science-like’ play.