Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors


Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors Author Rachelle Doorley
ISBN-10 161180065X
ISBN-13 9781611800654
Year 2014-06-10
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Roost Books
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55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering curiosity and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab comhands on activities that explore art science and more For children two and up Kids are natural tinkerers They experiment explore test and play and they learn a great deal about problem solving through questions and hands on experiments They don t see lines between disciplines rather they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring This book is about creative experiments in all fields that help kids explore the world Children gravitate toward sensory experiences playing with slime figuring out how things work taking toys apart and testing the limits of materials mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown They re not limited by their imaginations and a wooden spoon can become a magic wand as quickly as a bag of pom poms can become a hot bowl of soup This book is about helping parents and teachers of babies toddlers and preschoolers understand and tap into this natural energy with engaging kid tested easy to implement projects that value process over product The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity promote creative and critical thinking and encourage tinkering mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away this book also includes a buffet of recipes magic potions different kinds of play dough silly putty and homemade butter and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry

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