Take your child to a construction site. Granted I have 2 boys, but girls can love this activity too! You can hang out in the car and watch all the machines and vehicles working and talk about what you’re seeing or just talk about the weather! Taking a short amount of time to observe the world around you can really have a positive effect on your child and can give you important bonding time. Will loves cranes, dump trucks, and the interest has motivated him to read more about them. Whenever we pass by construction sites he notices their progress and always makes a comment about how hard they are working. I love that he recognizes the steps that are being taken to finish a job and can identify the results of hard work. Last year we visited a site and took the workers bottled water-he still talks about that all the time!