BigBoy's school day doesn't begin until after 9:00, so most mornings we are lucky not to have a "rush-rush eat your breakfast and get your teeth brushed or we're going to be late for school" environment at home. Usually we get reading time in and watch a little PBS Kids, but this morning BigBoy wanted to bust out the Snap Circuits.
Snap Circuits is a set of experiments kids can do to learn about electricity. BigBoy loved it from the start and will often do several experiments in one sitting, all on his own.
He can't read much, but he sure can follow a diagram. Who thinks he's wired a bit like his daddy?
(I can't read maps, which are basically diagrams. Just ask my parents... and my husband... and my friends... and my pricey GPS.)
Depending on the parts you use, you can make lights turn on, play music, spin fans, etc. The parts have to be put together right or the current won't flow correctly and nothing will happen.
BabyCakes feigned interest for a while,
mostly so she could try to steal parts when we weren't looking.
(Pretty, BabyCakes, pretty.)
This was a simple experiment BigBoy did this morning. See the red light glowing? If you know a kid that likes science, Legos, or learning in general, consider Snap Circuits!
It's never too early to encourage a love of science, right?!
P.P.S. I don't have that bumpersticker. But I do Heart geeks. One bought me my GPS so I wouldn't get lost. :)