This video highlights the importance of building content knowledge around STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We discuss different strategies to use with your child and provide examples of activities to do with your child to build content knowledge.
Learning Area(s): Language and Communication; Reading and Writing; Math; Science; Sensory and Art
- Ask instead of telling. Questions support learning.
- Teach big words with simple explanations or examples.
- Invite your child to make predictions.
- Respond in ways that show your child that you’re curious, too.
- Use words to describe how something works or how it looks, feels, smells, tastes, and sounds.
- Plan simple investigations and experiments.
- Discuss STEM topics in the kitchen, around the house, and outdoors.
Reflect on the following:
- What are some ways your child can explore their curiosity at home?
- Consider family routines and activities that your child may assist with.
- Where would you and your child be able to conduct fun experiments?
- How can you incorporate big words into your conversations with your child?
- Are there any words you want your child to learn?
- Consider ways to keep track of what your child is learning and the data they’re collecting.