This Book Thinks You’re A Scientist by Harriet Russell and the Science Museum in London is an activity book with a difference. It’s crammed full of activities to encourage your child to pay attention to the world around them, ask questions about it and use experiments to explore how it works, and why. As such, it’s the perfect primer for any budding scientist, and even if your child isn’t science-oriented, encouraging them to observe the world around them and understand what makes it tick will stimulate their creative and critical thinking skills. The activities and experiments in it are all relatively basic, but informative, however, some will require your input, especially when they are being carried out by younger children.
What Age Of Child Is It Aimed At? This book is aimed at children aged between eight and twelve.
How Long Will It Take To Do The Activities In This Book? Each individual activity will take between five minutes and a couple of hours, but with many different activities within it, it would take several days to complete the whole book
What I Like About This Book? I like this book because it encourages children to pay attention to the world around them, to ask questions about it, and to use experiments to explore how it works. In addition, most of the activities in it are just plain fun.
What Core Life Skills Will It Help Develop? The activities in this book will help develop observation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Are There Other Books In The Same Series? To date, this is the only book published by this author, but she has also illustrated a wide range of other children’s books, a list of which you can find here (for UK-based parents) or here (for US-based parents).
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About The Author: This post was written by Colin Drysdale, the creator of How To Raise A Happy Genius.
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