The Curious Kids’ Science Book

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My friend, Asia Citro, author of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, has released a new book: The Curious Kids’ Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-on Activities for Ages 4-8.

And it’s wonderful!

The book is filled with all sorts of science projects that cover topics from environmental science to living things, and then there’s my favorite section that gets into making and tinkering: Engineering.

When I opened the book I was tickled to see that her daughter set up her ramp-building project on a pile of books, and the TinkerLab Book is smack-dab in the middle of the pile!

Who the Book is For

If you’re a parent who’s looking for hands-on creative activities, have a young child who’s curious about how the world works, or want to raise your child to think like a scientist, this book is for you!

The curious kids' science book creative hands-on activities

When I opened the book I was tickled to see that her daughter set up her ramp-building project on a pile of books, and the TinkerLab Book is smack-dab in the middle of the pile!

The Curious Kids’ Science Book does a wonderful job encouraging children to really think like scientists through the processes of making guesses, testing hypothesis, iteration, and experimentation.

Endorsements

I was lucky enough to see it ahead of its release when Asia asked me if I would write a blurb about. It’s so well executed and I couldn’t refuse. Here are my thoughts:

“Asia Citro is a welcome new voice in the world of science education. As an educator and mother of two young children, she has a deep understanding that children are naturally curious, ask good questions, and freely investigate the world around them when given the chance. What The Curious Kid’s Science Book does so well, which so many science books for kids tend to miss, is the celebration of this innate curiosity and penchant for experimentation. With this understanding in hand, this book encourages children not to replicate tried and true science projects, but to ask their own questions and think like real scientists! From building a hypothesis to testing out theories, The Curious Kid’s Science Book will harness the scientist inside children and their adult counterparts. Bravo!”

I loved reading this endorsement from a former NASA astronaut:

“Perhaps children are the best scientists and explorers because they aren’t afraid to ask the question ‘Why?’ I encourage you to use the easy-to-do hands-on activities in this book to fuel your children’s innate creativity and problem-solving skills. Plus, without knowing it, they’ll have fun learning science and math!”

—Captain Wendy Lawrence
Former NASA astronaut

To learn more about this 5-star book (it’s killing it on Amazon), click here.

Try an Activity from the Book

There’s a meaty engineering chapter in The Curious Kids’ Science Book, and we tried the project on page 123: Design a Straw Plane and Change the Parts to Change How it Flies.

If you’d like to see how you, too can make straw and paper airplanes, click here.

How to make a straw airplane | TinkerLab

More from author, Asia Citro

And if you’d like to see my review of 150+ Screen-free Activities for Kids, click here.150 screen free book shot

 

 

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