I’ve always been passionate about science, although I have to admit that I wasn’t the same while I was growing up. School was always a pain, particularly because many of my science teachers weren’t particularly gifted, and so they found it very hard to explain to us kids the wonders of the world around us.
I did most of my learning through reading. Each time I found out about a new book about experiments you could do at home, I raised some money and bought it. These days, I own a Kindle, so it’s way more convenient for me to find out about new books. Plus, they are much cheaper compared to their hardcover counterparts, which is always a plus.
Home Lab: Exciting Experiments, by Robert Winston was a book I came across while searching for one that I could use with my nephew. It’s unfortunate that kids nowadays don’t have the opportunities that we used to have back in the day, which is to say that they spend more of their time in front of a display than they would outside, actually tasting freedom.
My nephew is six-years-old, so there are many things that still amaze him, despite the fact that he is intelligent and resourceful. The coolest thing about this book is that it is packed with a myriad of experiments. Each of them is thoroughly explained thanks to a set of detailed instructions so that both you and the child get to understand what you are supposed to do.
We all know how frustrating scientific terminology can really be, even for an adult. It’s pretty frustrating for a kid to find him or herself feeling baffled because they don’t know what to do. Home Lab: Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists is one of those books that doesn’t get you in trouble. It is detailed, simple to read and grasp, and it comes with an impressive number of pictures and diagrams that make everything a lot easier than you’d initially think.
Both the instructions and the colorful layout are highly spoken of by those who have purchased the book for their children. So, I’m not the only one. Of course, I had to do my homework before buying the book because I wasn’t just willing to pick one and get it over with. I actually wanted something that my nephew could use, preferably in my presence or with my help. I love giving him a hand with his science projects, so I always make sure to make some time for him during the weekends.
In short, if you are looking for a fun science book for the young ones, perhaps you should give a shot to Home Lab: Exciting Experiments.