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Tutor helping struggling child with math and science
04/10/2015
Science is a logical way of understanding the world, and a way of thinking that begins in early childhood development. At The Tutoring Center here in Bear, Delaware, we understand how important it is for you as a parent to be involved in your child’s science education. Families who explore the world together encourage logical thinkers and good students! Here are a few ways you can help your child develop his or her intellectual inner scientist.

But Mom's Not a Scientist

You do not have to be a scientist to help your child learn science. Questions like Why is the sky blue? Why do bubbles float? Or how does a hummingbird fly? are just a few examples of science questions you can explore with your child. The most important starting point is to ask “Why?”

Science in Your Home

You can teach your child scientific facts at home by asking open-ended questions and taking the time to discover the answers. Here are a few examples:
  • Observation: Encourage your child to notice small details. “What shapes do you see in the pantry?” or “Will this cup fit into this one?” 
  • Classification: Grouping things based on their characteristics. “Let’s sort the towels and sheets by color, then by size.” or “Can you think of a way to divide your toys according to size and type?”
  • Prediction: Putting out ideas on how things work into words and testing them. “How long do you think it will take this ice cube to melt while sitting on the plate under a light?” “Will it last longer on a towel?”
  • Logical Thinking: Encourage your child to quantify what they see around them. “Who is the shortest person in our family? By how much?” or “How many steps long is the hallway? How many steps does it take from the sofa to the T.V.?”

Interactivity

Encourage your child to dissect and discover by taking things apart! Supply her with the tools needed to take apart old toys, clocks, watches, and appliances (with power cords cut off.) Make sure she understands that she is allowed to do this with only the specific things you say are ok. These are great hands-on lessons and fun for her as well.

For Tutoring in Bear

Children, by nature, are inquisitive and ask many questions. We cannot always answer all of their questions, but we can give them all the encouragement and help they need to understand the world around them. Call The Tutoring Center at (302)-832-2400 to make an appointment for a free consultation and discover the benefits of customized tutoring.

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