Thursday, December 29, 2016


Mrs.Tonya and Ms. Amanda have found a log that the children are exploring! There is a growing understanding and recognition of the power of children’s early thinking and learning as well as a belief that science may be a particularly important domain in early childhood, serving not only to build a basis for future scientific understanding but also to build important skills and attitudes for learning.  Doing science is a natural and critical part of children’s early learning. Children’s curiosity about the natural world is a powerful catalyst for their work and play. With the appropriate guidance, this natural curiosity and need to make sense of the world become the foundation for beginning to use skills of inquiry to explore basic phenomena and materials of the world surrounding children. This early science exploration can be a rich context in which children can use and develop other important skills, including working with one another, basic large- and small-motor control, language, and early mathematical understanding.