Michigan 4-H Cloverbud Snapshot Sheet Series

February 6, 2017 - Author:

Cloverbuds are our youngest 4-H'ers - children ages 5 to 8 years old. Although they aren’t quite ready to participate in many of the project areas and/or activities that older children can, but there’s still plenty for them to do in 4-H, starting with fun! The Michigan 4-H Cloverbud Snapshot Sheet series provides information on ten different science-related project areas you can can explore with your youngest 4-H'er.

How can parents support cloverbud projects? 

Parents play an important role in helping their children find out what they like and don’t like. As a parent, you can be supportive and encourage your child to try new things. Be there to help them figure out the answer when they have questions. Don’t just answer the question for them, but help them know where to go to find the answer. The important part of a cloverbud project is not the outcome, but the experience children have while participating. It’s OK if your child ends up not liking their current project, but they should finish it and try something else. Remember, cloverbuds are at an age where they can explore lots of different topics to try and find the ones they really want to focus on in the future.

Tags: 4-h, 4-h cloverbuds (ages 5-8), early childhood development, family, science & engineering


Related Topic Areas

Family, 4-H Science & Engineering, 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-7), 4-H, Early Childhood Development

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