Kids today are interested in so much more than just toys. They are naturally curious and love discovering the wider world. There are few things better suited to helping them in this area then a good science kit. Amazingly kids can begin to understand science ideas from about age one. Unfortunately, the knowledge and skills required in this area must be continually developed. Purchasing a science kit from Casey's Toys will provide your little Einstein or Marie Curie a great head start. Read more...
You may find yourself asking what a science kit is. Well simply put they are innovative kits that mix education and fun and are suitable for both genders. If your kid loves experimenting with thing, mixing stuff together or digging up stuff outside then a spider robot kit, science survival kit or a gemstone dig set and box display would be ideal. We also have kits that focus on chemistry, biology, physics, ecology and many more. One of our more popular science books focuses on dinosaurs and which kids doesn't love dinosaurs. We also stock an impressive range of Steam powered Kids experiments for older scientist. There are also KidzLab science kits that contain the essentials for any themes experiment. Finally we have a range of robotic and hydrolic toys such as the RoboAlive Spider, Stanley coding robot and the Cybot hydraulic hand.
We can all agree that we don't want to buy kids junk that does not serve a purpose or is not educational in some way or doesn't benefit a kid. Well don't worry science kits are some of the most beneficial toys out there. By participating in science experiments and building kits a child develops key skills such as goal setting, planning, problem solving and resourcefulness. Furthermore, by grabbing their attention and showing them, something cool it nurtures their curiosity and expands their understanding of this world. Experiments and building kits are perfect platforms for kids to enhance their vocabulary as parents can introduce language building activities such as new words and how to have a conversation. It also provides an excellent opportunity for additional sensory play and some maths. Finally, because science kits are so open ended there is a fun experiment for everyone. This allows each child a creative outlet to explore new ideas in their own unique way, to test out their ideas, make new connections and expand their knowledge. Another great thing about science kits is their versatility. They are a great holiday activity for families and the best part about any school day.
The final hurdle often facing parents is how do we get kids interested in science in the first place. There is nothing to worry about as here are some helpful tips curtsey of Casey's Toys. Firstly explore. Science is everywhere and even a simple trip to the park can provide many learning opportunities. To fully seize these opportunities parents should always encourage their child to question their surroundings and discuss the questions seriously. If you don't know something research it together. Secondly, since science and scientific knowledge is cumulative, start celebrating science at home as early as possible by discussing science-based topics and turning it into a fun filled activity. This can be as simple as baking a cake with your family or something a little more adventurous like going star gazing. Thirdly, parents should consider personality, interest and social habits and tailor the activities to best suit the child. This will allow you to create engaging activities that excite them but don't scare them. Furthermore, by focusing and what a child wants to learn it improves their ability to learn. Finally help encourage them by using materials and mixtures that children are already familiar with. Even from a young age using familiar materials in a new way helps kids make new connections, be creative grow ideas and understand fundamental concepts.
Finally, in order to get the most out of any science experiment it must be the kid who chooses what is to be done. They must also be involved the planning, decision making and the execution of the experiment. If you want to browse the internet or books and be the one to choose the perfect experiment, then experts advise that you stop. Rather find a list or book of experiments like those found in Casey's Toys and let your kid page through it until they find something they want to do.