Awesome science activity books for kids by author Asia Citro of Fun at Home with Kids!
As a former teacher I am passionate about providing the kids with plenty of opportunities to learn through playful and fun experiences. We set out lots of open-ended toys and educational resources for them to pick and choose from, as well as a small but dedicated creativity area, and they have become really good at self-directed projects. Mornings, after school and weekends they busy themselves with their own ideas and it’s lovely to watch them have the space to unfold new ideas!
Added to the list of resources is a little bookcase of fantastic, fun and educational books full of brilliant ideas for new and exciting projects to try. I am SO fortunate that through my blogging journey I have made some amazing friends who have now turned their blogs and great ideas into books.
We have previously reviewed and raved about Maggy’s Red Ted Art book, full of creative craft projects, Rachelle’s Tinkerlab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, packed with amazing STEM inspiration, and Jean’s incredible art and design book The Artful Parent.
The girls often pick these off the shelf and flick through them, asking for materials and resources to complete the day’s inspiration that they’ve found! It’s a great resource to have such quality material on hand.
I am so thrilled to now be able to add the following two books from good blogging buddy Asia Citro! Asia writes at Fun at Home with Kids and also has a background in teaching and science.
My eldest is really taken with science and often wants to set up experiments. Asia’s The Curious Kid’s Science Book is just perfect for taking the next steps with this as it is clearly laid out, with a range of explorations, challenges and experiments (clearly explaining the difference between each too.) I love the questions, applications and ways to take the challenge further, and it makes them particularly helpful and suitable for planning lessons (either for the classroom or homeschool.)
With 100 activities and experiments to choose from, it’s enough to keep all kids busy through every school holiday and beyond, and there’s a great range of things to try out for all kids aged 4-8+.
The second book that we are particularly in love with is called A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature.
The title alone is inviting enough (huge nature play enthusiast here!) but I just love how it sets out to get kids into nature and using natural materials as a tool for play, experimentation and learning.
I love how much of it harks back to childhood memories, such as making petal soups, mud pies and exploring bugs in the undergrowth, truly celebrating the simple and earthy joys of a natural childhood. There are some gems too such as how to blow bubbles through a dandelion and how to create seed bomb lollipops! (how cute would those be as a birthday party take home gift?!)
I’m looking forward to dipping into these books for some inspiration this summer and celebrating the joys of nature, art and science exploration through hands-on, playful fun!
Do check out Asia’s blog and books and let us know if you love them as much as we do!
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Be inspired by our huge NATURE PLAY and CREATIVITY section right here on the blog too!