On a secret shelf in her closet, my 4-year-old daughter has created a “science area.” This special spot houses sand dollars and shells, rocks and pinecones. Today we will add her eclipse glasses!
I joined her at preschool on Bainbridge Island Monday to share my enthusiasm about our cosmos and to continue to foster her interest in science. We listened for birds, marveled at crescent-shaped shadows and rushed inside to watch totality via a YouTube stream, as well as to grab her sweater when the temperature dropped.
Our “science area” at home is inspired by my daughter’s fantastic teacher, so it was fitting after the eclipse that the kids got to show off the classroom’s praying mantises, which they’ve grown and nurtured to adulthood.
And speaking of growing up, I plan to nurture this science bug in my daughter for as long as she’ll allow it!
Deborah Kidd, Marketing Manager