Date posted: July 7, 2017
When they’re digging in dirt, splashing water, or trying to use a sippy cup, toddlers are trying to figure out how the world works. They observe and experiment. What they’re doing lays the foundations for STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.
High Chair Philosophers, a new article in Scientific American, offers some details on how toddlers and babies do little experiments every day. And, parents and other caregivers don’t have to be STEM experts to support their children; they just need to encourage children’s natural curiosity.
Looking for science activities with toddlers? Browse PBS Parents’ Science Activities for Babies & Toddlers.
And, don’t forget Decoda’s STEAM Family Fun sheets. (There’s one for babies and toddlers.)