The Importance Of Science In Early Childhood Education

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The article begins by stating that the recognition of the importance of science in early childhood education has increased in the last few years. Despite this recognition, there are still concerns about the quality and quantity of science experiences present in the classroom. The authors stated that this lack in quality and quantity is due to the generalist nature of teaching in earl childhood settings and the lack in the teacher 's confidence in her background knowledge of the subject. To increase these areas, they believed that children 's literature should be used as an invitation to science inquiry and play. They cam to this conclusion because other studies had shown how successful using children 's literature was. However, they noted some concerns that my arise from the use of children 's literature. One of the mains concerns was that often times children 's literature misrepresents science due to the tendency of fantasy and anthropomorphism. The authors believed that this was due to the teacher 's …show more content…
They explained exactly the steps that were used and was able to show how it effected the students as well as the teacher. They show how using children 's book could be a basis for teaching science and play and teacher interactions could execute the theme that was being taught. I especially was able to visualize the centers that they were explain because of the details that they used. They explained everything in such a way that I could actually see myself duplicating the things that were done in my own classroom.
This article made me think about how little I use science in my own classroom. I often overlook the subject, because I too felt that I did not know enough about the subject. This article has shown me that I can build science skills in my classroom. It also showed me that science comes in different forms and not just the traditional one that I thought of (like

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