Thinking Like an Engineer (5-27-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:        “Engineering” is a way of thinking, not just a job.

PRACTICE:   Today, see how many times you can use the word “engineer” or “engineering” around your child today – even if he is too young to understand the word. You are laying groundwork – planting seeds.

You could say, “I love how you are “engineering” those blocks to fit in that small space.” Or, “See if you can engineer a solution for that ball that keeps falling off your T-ball holder.”

Your child might surprise you and ask what “engineering” is. Then you can explain in very simple terms. (For example, “That is when you are solving a problem or thinking hard about things or making up new things.”)

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Your Child’s Special Talents, Part 3.



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