Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Curious Young Scientists
Keep children engaged when you have to wait
- Observe the world
Help your child notice sights, smells, and sounds around you.
- Think like scientists
Talk about causes: “What’s making Mommy’s hair go sideways?”
- Make predictions
Let’s guess how long it will take Daddy to change the tire?
Ask questions: “What would you do if we could go into space?”
Related IEL Resources
- Tip Sheet: Investigate Together
- Tip Sheet: Predicting: Helping Preschoolers Look Ahead
- Video: Bouncing Balls
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