*This post is sponsored by The Young Scientists Club . I received free product to facilitate my post. All opinions are my own.
When most adults hear the word “science” we flash back to a less than pleasant experience in high-school. However, when my kids hear the word “science,” I want their eyes to light up and their minds full of questions! If we want our children to have a solid understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), we need to start NOW – not in upper elementary, not in high school, not in college! Getting our preschoolers interested and engaged in science is critical, and can pave the way towards future interests and passions, as well as developing a deep understanding of scientific principles.
With the help of Scholastic’s Clifford The Big Red Dog®, kids 3 and up are eager to discover basic science principles as they graduate from preschool to kindergarten.
I’ve never met a child who wasn’t completely intrigued by science. If we approach it with the attitude that this is FUN – it will be! (And honestly, science is tons of fun!) Plus, with experiments like making paper, growing crystals, making your own kaleidoscope – what child wouldn’t love that?!
No magic wand is needed for the Magic Science kit, young explorers uncover the real science behind experiments like funny mirrors, building a kaleidoscope, magic rainbow glasses and more. All the Clifford kits can come each month directly to your home if you wish to order the company’s mail-order subscription series.
Dubbed as a “science kit for little hands” the Clifford Science Kits are high-interest, hands-on, and FUN! Featuring Clifford and his doting owner Emily Elizabeth, the kits walk your young children through experiments and guide them towards understanding. (And there is a manual to help the parents figure out how to properly set up the experiments too!)
We were able to have some fun with the Magic Science kit, but you can also select the Water Science kit. The Young Scientists Club’s Water Science kit explains the simple water experiments with catchy titles like icebergs, phases of water, water cycle, making rain, colored celery and more. Doesn’t that sound like fun?! We might be checking that one out to supplement our homeschooling activities next year!
We have had a BLAST doing some of these science experiments and “magic” tricks. My older kids especially have loved figuring out the science behind the tricks, and my younger children have really had their curiosity and sense of wonder piqued. It is so encouraging to see all four of my children EXCITED about science! They really want to learn and BEG me to keep doing more!
The kids all get into science time and everyone gets a chance to figure out the “trick” and get involved in the fun. I love that the projects require very little from home – and you’ll almost certainly have just about everything on hand!
The explanation for each trick is clear and concise, and easy for kids to understand. The kit is recommended for kids 3 and up, but my older children certainly had fun with it as well!
The Young Scientists Club has a TON of great stuff if you are looking to supplement what your child is learning at home or if you are a homeschooling family looking to add to your science curriculum. Check out The Young Scientists Club.
One lucky Chasing Supermom reader has the chance to win the Magic Science kit! You are going to have SO much fun with your kids, learning all about science and doing some pretty great experiments! Thanks for entering and good luck!!