I am no scientist, but I have always appreciated and been in awe of the world around us, and even more amazed that people have been able to figure out how and why things are the way they are.
I would like to pass along that appreciation to my sons, as well as the concept that the world will be theirs to take care of. My boys are young-almost 3yrs and 5 months old., so we are starting small. When it rains, or snows or it is really windy I bring them to the open sliding door, or out on the the deck so they can see and feel it. I have always explained to Will that snow or ice is frozen water, I have even brought in a cup full of snow so he could watch it melt and turn into water. Will loves the moon and we talk about the moon and the sun whenever the opportunity presents itself. He has been exposed to the concept of space, in a book we have, on tv watching rockets blast off, and of course-can't forget dora!
We also talk about animals-diego is a big influence here-as well as the national wildlife federations magazine animal baby. We take trips to the zoo. Occasionally we catch Bindi the jungle girl as well.
Like I said, I am no scientist, but I do try to show my son(s) the world around them, to draw their attention to things they can wonder about. I think for now that is enough. I hope it leads them to an interest in science when they get to their formal education.
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