I love science and teaching my children about science whenever I can so I was really excited to be asked to review Clifford The Big Red Dog Rainbow Science Kit by The Young Scientists Club. The moment that kit arrived at our door my children went nuts wanting to open it up and dive right in! Having my kids want to participate in something educational makes me feel like I am doing the mommy job the right way. We took the kit into the kitchen area and began to open it. This kit is geared towards kids aged 3 and up but my 2 year old was just as thrilled to watch and learn as my 12 year old was to orchestrate the whole thing and read the directions to my 4 year old. This was certainly something our whole family enjoyed together.
The kit comes with everything you need to do several different experiments involving colors and rainbows. It included 3 test tubes, a funnel, a mirror, a cardboard circle, a tray that has multi purposes, and a few more ingredients for fun. You also need to have some basic kitchen items such as food coloring, water, vinegar, and oil to complete the experiments. Each experiment is set up so that your child will learn why they are getting the reactions that they get after they are done. It is also important to stress safety as well even though these experiments are for the most part safe. It is always a good idea to start teaching children the safety precautions you need to take when doing science experiments as early as you can.
One of the items the kit comes with is glasses that show rainbows when you look up at the light. My son loved wearing them and learning that rainbows are made from the refraction of light beams! What a simple and fun way to teach that! I think using a beloved character such as Clifford The Big Red Dog was genius for these science kits.
The Young Scientists Club is a new way for children to explore the world through scientific experiments and learning basic scientific fundamentals. I follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I have found it rewarding in so many ways. I would definitely recommend every mommy go check out what they have to offer children. The Young Scientists Club was invented by a Rhode Island mommy and tested at a science camp that she hosts. I really like the fact that a scientist mommy has shared with the rest of the world the way she teaches her children about nature and science.
This kit was simple in itself but has so many ways for it to be used! The direction book itself reads like a Clifford book and is written so that preschool aged children can understand what they are doing and why. My favorite part was catching my little girl watching the boys and knowing that she was also learning something! My oldest has outgrown the school is cool stage so it was neat to have something that was just as entertaining to him. Having Clifford explain what happens in each experiment so that my little ones understand was really convenient in many ways. Sometimes I find myself at a loss for words and this book fills in those blanks so that everyone understands.
For more information on this kit and others please visit www.theyoungscientistsclub.com.