50 Learning Activities for 4 – 6 year olds.
“A young mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.” Author, Anna X. Hu, has devised fifty hands-on science experiments and activities to grab your students attention. They allow each child to experience the basic principles of the scientific method and develop the skills that will give them a life-long love of learning and an interest in the amazing world in which we live.
Science is part of the early childhood curriculum and developing science understanding is an integral part of the children's everyday experiences. The book contains activities that children will enjoy exploring. All the activities are 'hands-on' and provide opportunities for children to explore, hypothesise, observe, reflect and revisit. Most involve resources and equipment that are inexpensive, easy to access and can usually be found at school or early childhood education centres. All the activities have been trailed and are lots of fun!
This book emphasises the opportunities that science activities offer teachers to extend thinking skills and develop conceptual understandings. The pages describe what children might observe and the potential learning that may result from their participation. Questions that challenge thinking are also listed.