Often times early childhood educators struggle to include math and science instruction in their daily lessons. This is especially true for those working with infants and toddlers. We know that it is important to expose children of all ages to various learning experiences including those related to math and science. But how do you teach science to a baby?
Incorporating math and science into everyday activities is a lot easier than one might think. Simply allowing children to use manipulatives allows them to work with objects of varying sizes, shapes, and textures. Constructing and building are pre-math skills that teach children that objects can combine in both numbers and shapes. Opportunities to climb over, under, and through, as well as to look at the world from different perspectives, all contribute to the development of spatial awareness.
Science learning at any age involves curiosity, exploration, and discovery. These traits come naturally to most infants and toddlers. Exploring the natural world of living things, including plants and animals, and exploring things related to the earth helps children develop natural science skills.
Looking for more easy ways to include science and math instruction in your classroom? H&H Child Care Training Center offers several training courses to help educators incorporate science and math into everyday activities. Below are just a few of these training courses. Check out our website for more information.
No Such Thing as Boring Math
Tomorrow's Einsteins: Infant and Toddler Science