Successful learning extends far beyond the walls of your child’s childcare center. Engaging children at home reinforces what they discover in childcare and helps them grow excited about the world around them. The curricula taught at A Child’s World highlights the many exciting facets of nature and science. By keeping your child interested and aware of nature outside of childcare, you can help your child learn that science surrounds him or her every day.
Caring for Household Plants
By involving your child in caring for plants around your home, you’re simultaneously teaching him or her about nature and caring for belongings. Allow your child to help water and prune your indoor plants, so your child learns how to take care of a delicate living thing. You can even give your child his or her own plant to grow, so he or she can discover the excitement of helping a plant grow big and strong.
Exploring Your Yard
Children enjoy learning more about the things that surround them everyday. Let them explore your yard, encouraging them to make lists or drawings of what they find. Teach your child the names of your yard’s plants, bushes flowers, and trees. For more fun, let your child help you plant new flowers or take part in seeding the grass. First-hand involvement inside and outside of childcare will teach and encourage your child to appreciate nature throughout life.
Going for Nature Walks
Use up some of that endless youthful energy by taking your child on a nature walk. Point out different types of plants, trees, and colorful flowers. If your child enjoys these activities, you can occupy his or her attention during everyday outings by playing games like I Spy or treasure hunting, using nature as your subject.
Encouraging awareness of nature at home and at school will help your child learn to appreciate the world around him or her. Developing interest in small things like grass or flowers in daycare and pre-kindergarten could lead to a greater interest in science later in life. Learn more about the exciting curricula offered by A Child’s World childcare center by calling (215) 519-1993.