Spring is a fun time to try new activities with young children. The new life and growth of flowers makes this a wonderful time to look at biology and science with young children. To help you and the children in your care find new ways to explore and investigate the changes of Spring, we are sharing some fun STEM-oriented options to try with young children. These each require only a few budget-friendly materials that you might already have on hand!
Zero to Three shares that when children ask questions, they are taking an active role in their own learning and developing important skills in critical thinking and communication. To support children’s curiosity, early learning professionals facilitate experiments that encourage exploration of STEM concepts, while utilizing the steps of the scientific method to investigate.