Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chemistry for Toddlers ?!

Yes, you read that right. Toddlers can learn chemistry. Anyone who has been around a small child knows they pick up information at an amazing rate and retain so much of it. So why shouldn't they be exposed to Chemistry and other science topics? Now they can have their own science books just like their older brothers and sisters.

 I want to share with you a brand new science resource I stumbled across the other day. My First Science Textbook : Chemistry Storybooks for Kids. They combine facts, fun, and darling little characters to teach children of any age basic chemistry.  Book one is Protons and Nuetrons in which you will meet Pete the Proton. In book two, Electrons, Ellie the Electron comes on the scene and completing the trio is book three, The Atom.  The books also teach basic information about the jobs of protons, neutrons, and electrons and where they are found.

My First Science Textbooks were created by John Coveyou. He saw that his young daughter picked up and remembered so much from their reading together that he decided to create a series of  science books. He wanted something which would be interesting for both of them and capitalize on her curiosity. As a chemistry teacher he found many students struggled because they thought science was hard, so he wanted to give his daughter and other children the opportunity to learn basic chemistry in a fun and easy manner. He doesn't want children or youth to give up on chemistry or science because they think it is too hard.

I think these books look great and I really wish they had been around when my children were younger and beginning to explore science concepts like electrons and protons, atoms, and the periodic table. These Chemistry Storybooks for Kids are a gentle introduction to the world of chemistry and other sciences. There are not many chemistry books available for elementary age and even fewer for younger students so this collection of books should fill this gap. The My First Science Textbook:Chemistry Storybooks for Kids series could be read aloud to children of multiple ages; introducing the concepts to all and giving elementary students concrete examples on which to build further knowledge.

Not only are these a great introduction to chemistry, the concepts and vocabulary apply to other scientific disciplines as well. My youngest started out this year with a kids physics course this year and at least the first two chapters covered electrons, protons, neutrons, and their properties and behavior.

Sample page from Protons and Neutrons

My First Science Textbooks:Chemistry Storybooks for Kids is nearing the end of their Kickstarter funding campaign. You can find out more information at their Kickstarter campaign page and preorder the books there as well if the campaign is closed before you find their page.

My First Science Textbooks:Chemistry Storybooks for Kids are produced by Genius Games. Genius Games currently have two biology and two chemistry card games which look absolutely great. The biology games are Linkage and Peptide;  Ion and Covalence are the chemistry games. Ion and Covalence are on my wishlist for the next school year as they look like great additions to my daughter's Chemistry course. I wish I had know about the biology games as they would have been great with biology this year.

 Check out Genius Games at their website or on Facebook.

Disclaimer: I have not received any product or been compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are solely my own. This post was written after consultation with the above mentioned company who provided images and links.