Scientific thinking starts at home

A child’s curiosity about the world is the trigger for all meaningful learning. Scientific thinking based on discovering how the world works can start in fun and simple ways long before children are introduced to the theory of science at school.

Creative parenting expert Nikki Bush and The Weekend Breakfast anchor, Phemelo Motene chat about just how easy it is to introduce scientific thinking to children at home.

Bush says it is important to peak your child's curiosity. She says curiosity is a natural part of childhood adding that kids are born curious.

And we do want our children thinking how does the world work?

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Bush adds that everyday science experiments at home are an ideal way of interacting with the world in a playful manner. She says when she was younger, her microscope was her most prized possession. Bush also suggests parents buy experiments in a box.

You can also take a bottle of coke a cola and three mentos in your garden and create a big explosion.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Kids love a combination of the serious, organised science as well as that fun, off the wall stuff explains Bush.

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