Publisher's Note: Our Children Have Scientific Minds from Birth.

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid January 23, 2023


 It's hard to think that you need to educate your kiddos at an incredibly early age, but if you think about it, you are teaching them from the instant you give birth. They are learning from the first moment they open their eyes in this great big world. They learn what their parent(s) look like, the caress of a gentle hand, and smile on your face. They learn laughter, joy, hunger, sadness and so much more everyday. They also learn math, science, English and more without even trying. 

Did you know young children are natural scientists? They are naturally curious, love to ask lots of questions, and fearlessly investigate everything around them. If you aren't a science expert don't worry. Just encourage your young scientist to explore. Be excited when they want to share in their discoveries. Your child will have lots of questions, and you may not have all the answers. You don't have to. It's a great opportunity to say "I don’t know, but let’s find out together!” Get their minds going by asking questions like, “What are you wondering about? What do you notice? What do you think about that?”
Think like a scientist - ask questions, make detailed observations, develop a hypothesis, find answers using tests, and question your answers. 

More about the Preschool Fair! 

I'm so excited to be able to host the Preschool, Kids Activities, Enrichment, Local Resource Fair this month. January 28th from 10am to 1pm you are invited to join us and learn about what is available for families in Larimer County and Fort Collins.  Find out more in our article

This weekend we are holding our Annual Preschool Fair! It's back from the COVID break. There will be schools focused on Preschool and schools that offer preschool through 8 and 12th grade. We also have community resources, Entertainment and Enrichment at the fair too! 

Come by and see us from 10am to 1pm at the Lincoln Center. 

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Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni KID

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