Creating a Vibrant Future!
It’s National Science Week in Australia! And there are many reasons why we should talk about Science in Early Learning.
Science in Early Learning is important as it allows little people to understand the world around them and develop skills to shape a Vibrant Future. It also helps them to develop a sense of curiosity and problem solving skills. When children learn more about science in Early Education, they gain skills to transition them into successful adults.
Why is Science Important in Early Learning?
Here are our top four reasons science is vital for the growth of young children in early education:
- Science fosters inquiry based learning and research shows inquiry based play is essential for child development.
- Reports show STEM jobs are set to increase by 13% in the next 8 years. Providing opportunities to do science in school, particularly for girls, will open up exciting career opportunities for young children as they get older.
- Science allows young people to develop critical thinking, research and communication skills – all essential life skills!
- Science helps children form opinions and think for themselves. This fosters deep learning.
At Meerilinga, we support inquiry based play so children develop essential critical thinking skills! Check out some of our programs here.