Does your child like to see how things work? Do they like bugs? Do they like puzzles? Most kids do.
Here are a couple of ideas that will be sure to inspire kids in a subject that needs more attention in this world:
My 6 years old daughter loves puzzles. She loves to take things apart and put them back together, as well.
That’s why she absolutely got entranced by
Electronic Snap Circuits
Basically, the child has a circuit board with a bunch of parts that click into place to make certain things happen (a light, a beeper, a helicopter and many more). There are over 100 experiments they can do with them on the Snap Circuits Jr, and are detailed nicely in a manual.
They are labeled with titles like “Alarm Circuit” or “Flying Saucer.” The child picks one out of the manual, pulls out the parts necessary to build it (it’s all labeled) and then follow the pattern to build it. There is even a nice detailed description that tells what the real scientific priciple is (like a closed circuit on project #1).
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My kids both love to dig around in the back yard for bugs, worms, and whatever. They like to see how they live and work together. That’s why we chose to buy them Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm.
Are you afraid the ants will get into the house?
Forget about it, they’ve got it covered. Not even an issue.
So with that out of your worries, your kids will be pretty excited to set up the farm, get the sand ready, and put the order form for the ants in the mail.
Sure, you’ll be bugged by the frequent question of “Are the ants here yet?” (and depending on the time of year, you might have to wait until the extreme heat or cold is gone).
But that is all minimal for when the ants finally do get there. We dumped the ants in and soon the smart female workers were well on their way.
They first organized a mini funeral for the few ants that didn’t make the trip. They pulled them aside and made a big burial mound over them. Then the excavation began!
Unfortunately for the kids, you will monopolize a bit of the time watching the ants do their thing.
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Buy these gifts and enjoy watching your child have fun AND learn at the same time!