Encouraging Exploring at the Music Store – Creating Little Scientists
How does your child react to the instruments in the Music Store? Children are little scientists. They have ideas about things that they test out. Watch them notice, think, and then act. Sometimes they fail and then try again.
As you watch your child try things, ask “what did you notice”, or “what do you think will happen?”, or “what surprised you”? “How might you get that to work?” Encourage repeated tries – persistence is a super important skill.
Explore at Home
Ask your child what s/he is thinking as they engage with an activity. What did they notice? Even the youngest child enjoys and grows from having others listen to their ideas and thoughts.
What is A Scientist by Barbara Lehn
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