If your kids are anything like mine they have a million questions every day. Why do the lights in a house turn on when you flip a switch? How does a remote-controlled car move? And what makes lights on TVs and microwaves blink? The technology around you may seem like magic, but most of it wouldn’t run without electricity. Electronics for Kids demystifies electricity with a collection of awesome hands-on projects.
In Part 1, you’ll learn how current, voltage, and circuits work by making a battery out of a lemon, turning a metal bolt into an electromagnet, and transforming a paper cup and some magnets into a spinning motor.
In Part 2, you’ll make even more cool stuff as you:
- Solder a blinking LED circuit with resistors, capacitors, and relays
- Turn a circuit into a touch sensor using your finger as a resistor
- Build an alarm clock triggered by the sunrise
- Create a musical instrument that makes sci-fi sounds
Then, in Part 3, you’ll learn about digital electronics–things like logic gates and memory circuits–as you make a secret code checker and an electronic coin flipper. Finally, you’ll use everything you’ve learned to make the LED Reaction Game–test your reaction time as you try to catch a blinking light!
With its clear explanations and assortment of hands-on projects, Electronics for Kids will have you building your own circuits in no time. Just think of all the questions that will be answered! Buy this and other science kits today.
I recently have been worrying about my children since they don’t often get out of the house where they can exercise and enjoy themselves. I know that they like to sit and play video games, but I have been trying to get them outside where they can exercise more. I don’t want to teach them to be lazy people who just play video games all day long.
To encourage them to go outside, I have been looking for fun games that they might be able to play when they are out there. I have managed to find some really fun outdoor sports games for kids that I am hoping they will love. One game is a lot like dodgeball and another is a good catching game. These will encourage them to move around outside all of the time.
I am really enjoying watching them actually starting to play with these different types of toys. It is exciting to watch them working on their hand eye coordination as they chase each other and throw balls to each other. It is so much fun to work on getting them different types of toys that they can enjoy this much when they are outside.
When I put my baby in the back of my car to drive him anywhere, I tend to have a lot of problems with the way that he decides to act. If he is not properly entertained, he tends to yell loudly as I drive. It is extremely frustrating to have to drive with him screaming all of the time especially when there really isn’t anything for him to be screaming about.
I have managed to find a lot of different types of items that will entertain my baby in the car, so I do try to make sure that I can hand him these items so that he is able to stay entertained at all times. It is wonderful when I am able to give him one of his Baby Einstein toys for the car seat since these are what entertains him the most.
My baby stays happy in the car when I give him these toys which is perfect for me since I don’t like having to be around him when he is unhappy in the car. It is great to be able to see the way that he can enjoy himself when he is not bored. Usually, he’ll fall asleep after playing in his car seat for a little bit.
Kids get excited about learning to read and write. Other than talking, this is how we communicate and it is essential that kids pick it up as fast and accurately a possible. So here is a magical toy that has been a big help in our household. It is called the LeapFrog Scribble and Write. The keypad has the alphabet and numerals one through ten. Punch one and the screen lights up with the symbol for them to trace.
Yes, it is as simple as that. Trace the lights to learn how to write! New writing accuracy feedback and easy-grip stylus now teaches A-Z and 1-10 to kids anywhere. Keep one in the car for trips and keep one at home for daily practice. Ages 3 and up will learn their letters and numbers quickly. So invest in one or two today.
When I was getting ready to put on my daughter’s fourth birthday party, I wanted to make sure that I would be able to give her something that she would be able to really enjoy. I wanted the party to be extra special so I started to look for some fun items that I might be able to use to entertain all of the kids at the party in a way that would be a lot of fun.
I ended up looking at different types of bounce houses, because I remembered how much fun my daughter had when we played in a bounce house at a local festival. I decided to go ahead and buy a cute inflatable bounce house that all of the kids would be able to enjoy. It was so much fun to imagine all of the kids bouncing around in this all of the time.
At the party, this bounce house was a real success since all of the kids were so excited to be able to be playing in and around it. My daughter was so proud to have one of these in her yard for all of the kids to use. She loved bouncing all day in the bounce house that I put out there for her and the other kids.
My mom read to us as children and passed on to us her love of reading. She also passed on her love of grammar and words. So nothing gets the family going like a good word game. Our current favorite is Bananagrams.
The letter tiles, similar to scrabble tiles, are presented in a banana bag which is not only cute but brightly colored and easy to find, as well as easy to pack for travel fun. One to eight players race against each other to build crossword grids. This is the anagram game that will drive you bananas. So add this to your educational games cabinet today for home and travel fun for the whole family.
The Olympics are upon us and the world is on display to children all over the world. Their curiosity kicks in and you are missing a huge learning opportunity if you don’t have a world globe at your fingertips. From there you can unlock the world map of countries and the seven wonders, and home versus where the Olympics are being held. It will teach your child how to find continents and oceans, mountain ranges, and deserts. Learning to use a globe or map is tantamount to learning to use any information tool. It is a must.
So what do you do, run out and buy a globe? You could, there are so many great and beautiful world globes available at your fingertips. Some of them are art. But you could also buy these wonderful household musts:
- Teaching kids about geography does not have to be intimidating with this fun 12″ inflatable globe. It is transparent and features brilliant colors, making it both fun and educating! Kids can kick it, throw it, roll it or simply learn from it!
- Colorful world map globe style bounce ball helps relieve stress by squeezing it or bouncing it. Great toy for the kids, children and even adults. Have fun with this soft and educational gel ball!
And there are more choices to introduce the globe to your kids. Have a look for yourself…
There is nothing more delightful to the child in all of us than a set of the classic stories of a boy and his stuffed friends. With the original illustrations (not the Disney-fied stuff), these are the books I remember my mother reading to us when I was “very young.” Many kids today may be familiar with a few of these stories from the Disney shorts (combined later into a feature length version and on video). Most kids also know Winnie the Pooh because of Disney (who even brought out a line of “classic Pooh” products based on the original toys and illustrations). These stories were beautiful, to begin with – precisely why Walt brought them to the big screen.
Filled with childhood honesty and simplicity, these were the tales Milne told his own child, Christopher Robin, inspired by the boys’ stuffed toys and the animals that lived nearby. Give your kids the gift you remember and start by reading the original stories, to them and with them, as they were originally written. As a set, it’s a wonderful keepsake to pass on to generations, and you will enjoy it all over again.
I recently was trying to find some different types of electric toys that my kids could use since they went over to a friend’s house and had so much fun playing with an electric vehicle that they had for the kids. I decided that it would be best if I were able to find something like this since my kids kept talking about how cool this toy was all of the time.
I looked at a lot of wonderful little vehicles that my children would be sure to love playing with on a regular basis. It was really fun to choose some of these different types of toys to see how my children would react to them. I showed them an electric scooter for kids and they both got so excited about the toy that I knew that it was the right one for me to buy.
I was very happy when I ended up selecting such a cute little scooter that my children would be able to enjoy playing with. I bought it home and right away they were enjoying riding it all around the yard. I am really glad that I was able to find something cool like this that my children would be able to enjoy playing with.
I don’t know about you, but if you are anything like me you get jealous when the kids do a fun puzzle. Especially those big 3D puzzles of castles and landmarks that have to be amazingly fun to do, right? Well, if the kids are tired of you barging on on their fun, here are a couple suggestions for you to buy for yourself for just such an occasion.
Assemble these dimensional puzzles and create functional vases. Precision engineering with each piece a different configuration, these puzzles feature 160 snug interlocking plastic pieces with no glue required. An insert is provided to hold water for use as a floral vase. Measures 4-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ x 9-1/2″ when completed. Includes 4″ square plastic display base and instructions.
3D Crystal Puzzle Cube Block Jigsaw Model DIY Rose IQ Toy Furnish Gift Gadget
It’s a very interesting puzzle for people to play. The different realistic designs & vivid color make it pretty and interesting to work on. It stimulates brain development by series of playing and develops the thinking skill and logic sense of children. The package Includes: 1x 3D Rose Crystal Puzzle, 1x Solution manual. Material: Acrylic plastic, Number of Pieces: 44 Pcs, Manual Inside, Three-dimensional sense, and realism.