Following in the footsteps of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, The Curious Kid’s Science Book is a perfectly exciting addition to any child’s library! It is bright, colourful and full of inspiring ideas for active, inquiry based learning, from cover to cover! Kids are born ready to learn through play. This resource supports their natural curiosity in the world around them, allowing it to really flourish.
The author, Asia Citro, writes:
“As a science teacher, I would like to see a change in how we traditionally approach science with our children. Science is not about following someone else’s experiment step by step, or just watching exciting demonstrations. It is not about reciting scientific facts or vocabulary. It’s about asking your own questions and making your own investigations—two things young children are very good at! Using simple materials from a grocery store or your house, the activities in this book encourage children to explore science in an open-ended, playful, and powerful way.”
The book contains 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8. The chapters sort the activities beautifully into logical sections including: Plants and Seeds; Water and Ice; Mold, Bacteria and Fungus; Engineering; Food and Candy; Baking Soda and Vinegar; Environmental Science; and Living Things. Each chapter includes a materials list (items required for all of the experiments in the chapter) making session planning easy!
It is such a fun way to get both young girls and boys interested in science, thinking critically, and answering their own questions actively (… away from screens!). Better still, the ideas would make awesome discoveries for family members, friends, school mates to makes together!
The author has a background in science education, is a mother to two young children, and the creator of the blog Fun at Home with Kids, making her an intelligent, engaging and credible writer. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Perfect for home, play dates, kinder, school/ homeschool, therapy, gift ideas…
It says it is for the curious kid, but it also truly had me curious and keen to try out the easy experiments too. As a paediatric occupational therapist working in a busy clinic, this book is an exciting play resource!
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Disclaimer: Although Kids Play Space was generously provided with a copy of this book, all opinions are my own.