Exploring the natural world through hands-on science is an important way that children learn. Hands-on science activities encourage children to observe and manipulate items from the environment, while making predictions about what will happen and then testing those predictions. Science allows children to explore, experiment, question, discover, and understand natural and human-made objects and forces. Experiments and activities with science and nature also stimulate children's curiosity, encourage use of all five senses, and help to build vocabulary.
This month's science discovery for our toddlers and preschoolers is BUGS!
Take a look at some of the things they've been busy doing and creating.
|So excited to make her bug fingerprint art!|
|Making a leaf to put his Very Hungry Caterpillar on.|
|Playing with bugs!|
|Playing with bugs, a magnifying glass, and tweezers!|
|The Ants Go Marching art!|
|Made a ladybug from bristle blocks!|
|So proud of his bristle block ladybug!|