“…children need to observe and take part in activities that are science and engineering in the everyday world. They need to hear the words and conversations about such phenomena long before they acquire the facility of talking for themselves. These early experiences are critical in the development of a feel for, and understanding of, science and engineering in their lives and it is important to recognize those activities in the context of the culture in which they occur.” (p.33)
Ref: Sue Dale Tunnicliffe (2013) Talking and Doing Science in the Early Years: A practical guide for ages 2-7. Routledge: Oxon and New York.