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The Curious Kid's Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8 Paperback – September 8, 2015
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“Asia’s The Curious Kid’s Science Book is not just another book of experiments to fill a rainy day. This book guides parents through the process of inspiring a sense curiosity in children, and developing a set of skills to help them problem solve, and be scientific thinkers. Through real-life experience, Citro demonstrates that even very young children can design experiments, document progress, and share their discoveries in a meaningful way. While the book is full of easy, fun, and meaningful science activities, its real value is its approach to helping parents inspire a sense of exploration and discovery that will benefit their children long after they have grown.”
Founder of ScienceBob.com
Seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Live with Kelly and Michael
Author of the Nick and Tesla series
“This is a delightful book that draws on a child’s natural curiosity to impart the basics of scientific inquiry—from question to hypothesis to experiment to the results and conclusions. Children will love it and parents will learn some things, too.”
—Dr. Henry L. Roediger III
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
Author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
“Asia Citro is a welcome new voice in the world of science education. As an educator and mother of two young children, she has a deep understanding that children are naturally curious, ask good questions, and freely investigate the world around them when given the chance. What The Curious Kid’s Science Book does so well, which so many science books for kids tend to miss, is the celebration of this innate curiosity and penchant for experimentation. With this understanding in hand, this book encourages children not to replicate tried and true science projects, but to ask their own questions and think like real scientists! From building a hypothesis to testing out theories, The Curious Kid’s Science Book will harness the scientist inside children and their adult counterparts. Bravo!”
Arts Educator at TinkerLab.com
Author of Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
“I am a firm believer in the power of children’s questions to open doors to discovery. Asia Citro has unlocked that power in this collection of explorations that even the youngest of scientists will enjoy.”
National Board Certified Teacher
Bestselling author of The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book
“Perhaps children are the best scientists and explorers because they aren’t afraid to ask the question ‘Why?’ I encourage you to use the easy-to-do hands-on activities in this book to fuel your children’s innate creativity and problem-solving skills. Plus, without knowing it, they’ll have fun learning science and math!”
—Captain Wendy Lawrence
Former NASA astronaut
“Based on the premise that young children are curious, observant, and determined problem solvers, The Curious Kid’s Science Book is a brilliant resource that will get teachers and parents of young children excited about exploring the world of science in the classroom or at home. Asia has photographed a wonderful and broad collection of easy-to-put-into-action scientific investigations and shared them along with simple tips for keeping science fun and engaging. As you and your child get busy exploring the ideas shared throughout Asia's book, your young scientist will be developing the confidence and basic skills needed to be a capable and competent problem solver in many areas of life!”
—Deborah J. Stewart
Founder of TeachPreschool.org
Author of Ready for Kindergarten!
“As an educator who values creativity, discovery, exploring, and experimenting, I’m thrilled to recommend Asia Citro’s science activity book that encourages kids to ask their own questions. Kids will explore answers and investigate their own outcomes, building on curiosity and creative inspiration. I especially like that easy-to-find materials are used. What a playful, powerful jump into science!”
—MaryAnn F. Kohl
Bestselling author of over 20 children’s art books
About the Author
Asia Citro, M. Ed, is a former classroom science teacher with a Master's in Science Education. She is the author of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids and the creator of the popular blog Fun at Home with Kids. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Chicago Tribune, Today, Disney Baby, MSN, King 5 TV, and Highlights, among others.
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The book isn't what I first expected, which was cooker cutter, step by step science activities. Instead, the book is the best of open-ended inquiry, which is how I was trained to teach science as a high school chemistry teacher. I was pumped. There are challenges, exploration activities, ideas and experiments. The book asks probing questions meant to elicit young wonder. My 4 year old would not "get" the jist of some of the activities but others she will love right now, such as the plant activities. The other activities she will grow into, and once she is able to read, I know she will go through this book in it's entirety.
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