Are your kids interested in the weather?
Miss Pea (4 yrs) has developed an enthusiasm for learning about the weather, water cycle and seasons. She wants to know everything. Where does water come from and where does it go? How long until Summer? Are snow and hail the same thing? Does frost fall from the sky? What is lightning? Boy, do I have my work cut out for me!
The weather is a great starting point for introducing preschoolers to the scientific method so I'm a wee bit excited about Pea's interest.
We decided to make a weather chart. Well, it was her idea really. She directed over my shoulder and I think we got it just the way she wanted.
Doing this helps children develop observational skills as they use their senses to notice changes in their environment.
Charting the weather also supports the development of memory and communication skills as they record findings and describe them to another person at a later time.
You can download your own chart by clicking on the images below. We are laminating ours. You could also attach magnets or velcro to the chart and weather pictures so you can chart the weather over and over again!