In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier reveals a secret on how you can help nudge your child towards a career path in math or science early on in their childhood.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
Have you ever thought about what you want your children to be when they grow up? A doctor, lawyer, perhaps an engineer? There may be a simple way to nudge them in the science and math direction when they’re young.
University of Chicago researchers examined the interaction between 53 pairs of children and parents, and found that children who played with puzzles between 2 and 4 years of age had better spatial skills at 54 months – that is, the ability to think about objects in three dimensions.
The researchers note that spatial ability is an important predictor of children choosing science, technology, engineering and math courses, degrees and careers later in life.
So if you’d like your child to go down a science or mathematics career path, you way want to have them play with puzzles as young as 2 years old. Children who play with puzzles develop better spatial skills and are more likely to choose degrees and careers in science, technology and engineering.
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