Kids are natural scientists. As a grownup without much of a science background, it can be daunting to try an experiment at home, because I feel like I don’t have the vocabulary or knowledge to answer my kids’ questions. But, it really doesn’t matter! Science is about discovery, questioning and exploring. Look for the answers together! And just enjoy the process.
These videos by library staff and volunteers lead you on some simple activities you can recreate with your own materials at home. New content is added regularly, so be sure to bookmark the link and check back!
From National Geographic, the First Big Book series does an amazing job of introducing a variety of concepts with high interest visuals and just the right amount of text.
The author of the Zoey and Sassafras books Asia Citro got her start writing books to guide parents through creating curious kids who like to get their hands dirty and figure things out. With step-by-step instructions, photographs of activities and cool experiments, this is a handy book to have for plenty of fun!