September 20, 2012 9:46 AM Subscribe
Looking for child development milestones, with an emphasis on experiments, neural processing goobles, and mad science shenanigans! Tell me what weird experiments I can conduct with my child....
posted by amanda to Education (8 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoy reading about how children develop their individual cognitive processes. It's especially interesting now that I have one of my own.
Here's some recent examples from Radiolab:
• Innate Numbering, starting at minute 13 of that segment, about 2-year-olds and counting.
• Why Isn't the Sky Blue?, about when the color blue got its name historically and then the little home experiment around the 15-minute mark about when the scientist's kid finally recognized the sky as "blue."
What kind of cool "experiments" could I be running or observing in my kid?