Never too young for Science
Busy mum Kerry from Multiple Mummy talks about what inspired her to start another blog, which she now runs with Emma from Mummy…Mummy…Mum. The innovative Science Sparks inspires parents to engage in everyday science with their children and has recently been announced as a finalist in 2 categories in the MAD Blog Awards: Best MAD Schooldays Blog and Most Innovative MAD Blog.
As parents we are very keen to engage our children in education. We want them to be confident in reading and writing and ensure they have good ability in maths. We will often encourage them with games, projects and books at home to help support them with these subjects. However how often do you participate in science activities at home?
I think for a lot of parents science does not appear to be a priority, or they fear that they may not know enough about the subject. I can understand these concerns and as a Science teacher I would often try to reassure parents that science is not a subject beyond their capabilities. It is in fact all around us in everything we do!
This time last year myself and another blogging mum, Emma from Mummy…mummy…mum! (also a Born Free Parent Panel blogger), got talking about science and decided that we wanted to put some science activities for kids on our blogs. For a few months we did this alternately and then, after meeting up at the Cybermummy conference last year (thanks to my sponsor Born Free), we decided we would set up these science activities on a blog of their own and Science Sparks was born!
We have been running since July 2011 and we post all sorts of science experiments, activities and crafts that you can do with your children at home from as young as one and two! Here are some of the activities we have written about:
We have Looked at bubbles
Made an eggshell disappear without touching it,
Recently I posted about our Volcano in this vlog, it is such a brilliant craft activity with a fabulous explosion of lava at the end and only kitchen cupboard ingredients are required!