Developing your kid’s interest in science is always a great idea. Having a child that enjoys asking questions about all that surrounds him/her is the first step in cultivating in them the so much appreciated skills of being inquisitive and willing to analyze the unknown. Although science may seem cold and unappealing to most at first, there are a few tricks you can pull out of your sleeve to trick and get them interested. So, today I will try to present to you a few strategies you can use to get your kids curious about this field of knowledge.
Visit the museum
I can still remember the first time my dad and I visited the local museum. There is just something fascinating about museums; maybe it’s the fading smell of antiquities, the mysterious feeling one gets when he/she walks the dimly lighted corridors or maybe it’s something appealing and intriguing about the glass display cases that draw a barrier between you and actual pieces of history, who could tell! However, kids cannot resist it and it is almost impossible not to get engulf in the spirit of museums. So, if you want to both spend time with your son/daughter but also do something educative that will lure them into finding science fascinating, a trip to the museum is just what you should plan for next weekend.
A science kit
Science is always more interesting when you uncover the unknown by your own. So, to make sure your kids don’t lose their initial enthusiasm about science as time goes by, I suggest you buy them a fun science kit. By doing so, you will be able to allow them enough liberty and also help them develop a sense of independence and individualism.
Learn side by side
There are still many uncharted territories in the field of science and, when I say this, I don’t only refer to science in general, but also about our own general knowledge. So, why don’t you use this to your advantage? An enjoying activity you can share with your son or daughter is to constantly surprise each other with science trivia. To start this game, you simply have to start asking questions and try to find solutions by working together. In this way, you and your kid will learn more not only about the world but also about each other, so, why don’t you give it a go?
Other cool ways you can get your kids interested in science could be by taking trips and exploring nature, enrolling him/her in a science camp for the summer or even simply watching TV movies and documentaries together.