Initiating everyday conversations about nature

Although promoting everyday talk, we think that the situations where this kind of conversation most likely will occur can be planned or addressed.

Spontaneous conversations may more likely happen during activities where the children are observing or exploring something physically in one way or another. In this way, facilitating an environment that promotes conversation between the participants, and/or introducing a natural object of interest can be a way of planning to obtain a spontaneous conversation.

In addition to introducing environments or objects strongly representing natural science features so that the child and adult have something to talk about, it is important to facilitate secure frames for the conversation. The adult should invite the child to utter something in a situation by adopting an attentive and open attitude to the child's possible initiatives. In this way, you as an adult can be a competent co-wonderer to the child.