But how do you spot skills that might mean your little one is a scientist or engineer in the making? And can you build on those abilities while they’re little?
Engineers make things that work, or make things work better, and they tend to think and work in particular ways. Young children are natural engineers. They’re always trying to understand how the world works, often by testing, exploring and trying new things – exactly like an engineer does.
As we get older, we often move away from making things and trying things out, but nurturing those natural skills early on could open up a whole new world of possibilities for your child.
Here are some fun ways to get kids thinking like an engineer, just like the stars of our new show Bitz & Bob…