For young children, science encompasses those activities where they can directly observe and manipulate physical properties. Using shaving cream as our “yogurt”, dyed salt as our “toppings”, and our imaginations, we observed how different materials interact. The tactile element within this experience is paramount to your little one acquiring information about their world. With minimal adult intervention, your little one is free to explore and create the interactions they desire. This significantly affects their development because it encourages autonomous functioning. At this age, it is the process, rather than the product, that results in a more meaningful learning experience.