This practical text seeks to answer such questions as, "How do young children learn science, design and technology?", and "How can we support young children and help them to develop scientific, design and technology skills?". It also aims to provide guidance for adults working with young children in a variety of formal and informal settings. Concrete advice is given to show how parents, carers, teachers and other professionals can provide a rich learning environment and support children in this important area of the curriculum. The differing needs of both adults and children are recognized and a variety of stimulating activities are illustrated.