I am warning you that the pictures in this post may be extremely boring to most people…however, they are very exciting to my 3 year old!
I have to start by telling you of My Daughter’s intense fear of thunderstorms. She has always gone crazy when she hears them. At night, she runs in our room, screams, cries, whatever. During the day, she hides under blankets and behind couches. I wondered how we could help her overcome this fear.
We are currently fitting a lot more science-type learning into our daily lives, so I thought that we could try to observe weather. I was hoping that thinking about the rain and thunder in a scientific way may help calm My Daughter’s fears. Here is what we did…
We accomplished a lot this week with our little experiment! In addition to learning about the weather, we used our observation skills, different senses, and we practiced patience! It also helped My Daughter experience how long a week is which is so hard for kids to understand. My Daughter is also A LOT better about thunderstorms. She seems to understand that they are a part of weather and not some random scary sound.
If my kids were a bit older, there are so many other things that we could do to “dig deeper.” I would show that although one container was larger, they were both holding the same amount of water by pouring them into measuring cups. We could also measure and document how much water was added each day. We could also add thermometers and document how the temperature in the water changes. This time around was just about observing, discussing, and exploring.
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