When it comes to kids and bugs, there's some kind of magnetic attraction. While they may seem ho-hum to adults, for example, pill bugs have a way of curling and uncurling that can keep a kid mesmerized; while a ladybug can charm a whole crowd.
Want to take advantage of these simple thrills while boosting math and science knowledge at the same time? Try taking a walk outdoors with your Young Biologist, and give her some practice observing, tallying, and categorizing while you're at it. Here's a simple hands-on activity to try together.
What You Need:
- A patch of bug-filled open space such as a yard, park, or neighborhood garden