Welcome to Toddler Science
Your toddler's natural curiosity makes it easy to introduce science concepts during everyday activities.
Science starts with understanding concepts that develop as early as infancy. One of the first scientific processess is Observation which uses all the senses.
Babies explore the world using their senses. They look, touch, smell, hear, and taste.
Infants are curious and want to know everything about their environment.
Provided in the links below are activities that can be done with your child, in small groups and in the classroom.
Helpful Science Tools
Bath Toys like Stacking Cups, floating toys
Plastic Measuring Cups and Spoons
Magnets for older kids
Animal Picture Books See Our Favorites Here
Stacking and Building Toys
Magnetic Letters and Animals
Sand and Water Tables
Globe (they have inflatable, pillow types as well as your regular globe)
Microscope-see age recommendations
-see age recommendations
Telescope-see age recommendations
Infants begin to learn about size by sensing that some things are smaller and some are bigger by sight and touch.
Infants learn about direction as they learn to crawl and walk as they go over, into and under things.
Children learn about weight as they lift different objects.
Infants start to learn about shapes by the many toys we give them.
Toddlers learn the concept of sets. They sort things, by color, size, or the same shape.
Benefits Gained from Introducing Science Concepts
It becomes a natural part of a child's vocabulary.
Vocabulary and cognitive process are developed as a child builds skills in Observation, Communication, Comparisons, Organizing and Applying.