Today, I caught a glimpse of what it would be like to have scientific discussions with my children when they are older. And I loved it! I had been studying for the MCAT while my almost 4 year old son was out with daddy, and my daughter was sleeping soundly upstairs.
When my son and husband came back from their outing, my son waltzed up to the computer, “what are you doing mummy?”. I quickly responded, “I’m studying some physics, sweetie”. My son’s eye then fell upon the comical “salty kracker” character that makes the Examkrackers exam prep material so fun to use. Let’s just say that my son wound up on my lap for the next hour as he asked question after question about a variety of physics diagrams and pictures that appeared on the screen. He is a book worm by nature but it was amazing to see him so fascinated at such a young age. He may not have understood most of the concepts but there was certainly a high level of enthusiasm that ended with him saying “I’m going to study physics in school mummy!”
It’s never too early to get your kids interested in science or anything else you enjoy! Make it a regular part of your week and it can be a great bonding activity with your children.