Activities You Can Do At Home To Supplement Your Preschooler's Education

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Educators in the United States have found that beginning a child's education in preschool is beneficial in preparing them for entering kindergarten and starting their education while preventing them from falling behind their peers. Enrollment in preschool has increased from 10 percent in the 1960s to 69 percent in 2005, as the benefits of preschool have been realized. Whether you choose to enroll your child in a public or private preschool education, here are some activities you can do at home with your child to supplement their preschool education, while teaching them and getting them interested in science.

Learning Activity About Birds

As fall is on its way and the weather outside may be cooling off, how is a good chance to teach your preschooler about birds and their eating behaviors in the autumn. Birds naturally eat seeds and bugs, but during fall and going into winter, their food supply can grow smaller, especially when snow covers the ground. Help your preschooler make a pine cone bird feeder you can hang outside a window of your home so your child can watch birds eat from it.

You will need a pine cone, some peanut butter, bird seed, several feet of string, and a spatula or butter knife for spreading the peanut butter. Help your preschooler tie a length of string or twine around the pine cone. You will be tying the string onto a tree branch or roof awning near a window in your home so the pine cone can hang at your child's vantage point.

Pour some of the bird seeds onto a plate. Help your child spread peanut butter over the outside of the pine cone, then have them roll the peanut butter-covered pine cone into the bird seeds. Go outside and hang your pine cone for birds to eat the seeds from. Explain to your preschooler that birds need access to eat seeds and the oils found in peanut butter are especially helpful to their diet by helping to keep them warm during winter.

Baking Soda Science Experiment

This science experiment uses child-safe ingredients you can find in your kitchen to create a chemical reaction that produces bubbles and gasses. small children love to use this experiment to create their own mini volcano, and you can use some smaller-sized pumpkins that area abundantly available in the autumn as your volcanic container.

For this experiment, you will need some liquid dish soap, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, a small pumpkin, pumpkin carving tools, and a baking sheet. Use the pumpkin carving tools to cut the top from the pumpkin and ask your preschooler to help you clean out the pumpkin guts. Keep in mind the smaller you cut the opening on the pumpkin, the more extreme the eruption will be, so your child's smaller hands may be able to reach inside a smaller opening. Place the pumpkin onto a baking sheet to collect the mess from the volcanic eruption.

Next, with a spoon help your child scoop a couple spoonfuls of baking soda and place them into the pumpkin's inside. Help your child squirt some dish soap onto the baking soda. You will need to help them by squirting several drops of food coloring into the pumpkin to color the experiment. You can add food coloring in different colors to see how it affects the bubbles that erupt from the pumpkin.

Now you can have your preschooler pour some vinegar into the pumpkin's opening and watch what happens when the vinegar reacts to all the ingredients inside the pumpkin. Talk to your child about what they saw happen to the ingredients inside the pumpkin. Explain to your child that vinegar reacts to create bubbles when it mixes with the baking soda.


4 October 2017

Succeeding in School

Is your child struggling in school? Regardless of whether your kid is in elementary school, middle school, or high school, you might desperately desire to help him or her improve his or her grades. To accomplish this task, consider scheduling meetings with your child’s teachers. Hiring a personal tutor for your kid might also be a wonderful idea. If your kid’s study habits are lackluster, scheduling a specific time each day to work on school assignments at home might be extremely beneficial. For instance, you may wish to require your child to spend the first two hours after he or she eats dinner completing school related work. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to improve your child’s educational experience. Enjoy!