🤷♀️ Cause & Effect: Why Does My Baby Drop Food on the Floor?! 😨🤯
Cause and effect is the relationship between an action and an outcome:
✅ what happens when I push a ball down a hill?
✅ how long does it roll for?
✅ can it roll up the next hill?
✅ what happens when it stops?
✅ what if I throw it up high?
✅ where does it go?
✅ will it come back to me?
There is so much to learn about cause & effect and it can be applied to many different learning areas including:
✅ language - what happens when I don't comminicate clearly or as expected (inside voice etc)
✅ science - cooking - adding different ingredients to get a new result (like a cake)
✅ sport - what happens when I kick the ball too hard/not hard enough/in the worng direction, towards the goals posts etc
✅ art - mixing 2 colours to make a new colour
✅ music - hitting a drum to make a beat
Cause & effect encourages children to foster curiosity develop higher order thinking skills make predictions develop social skills like sharing.
So why does my child keep throwing food on the floor? 🤯🤯🤯
It’s possibly their very first science lesson featuring Cause & Effect! 🧪
There is so much going on when food is dropped from a height... And rememeber! You know what's going to happen, but it's all a new learning expereince for your child:
✅ what happens when the food drops? (both to the food and to people around me?! 😬)
✅ how long does it take to hit the floor?
✅ does the food bounce back?
✅ what noise does it make?
✅ does it squash?
✅ do I get a different result when I throw it at the wall? 🤣