Well, what a week its been! This past week has been Science week and we have been learning lots of new things, obviously between watching the news and trying to be a little more vigilant in the hand washing stage. Yes, this week seems to have taken a turn with Covid-19 being the topic of conversation everywhere but we need to keep going forward and those of us with kids will know just how hard that can be to keep things as normal as possible.
I have a whole barrage of things to keep the girls busy and occupied so that should we get to self isolate they are not freaking out. Schools are notorious breeding grounds for not only germs but untruths too so giving the girls cool tasks to do when they get home has kept things a little more normal round here.
Between the 6th and 15th of March it was National Science Week and we were kindly sent some toys from Learning Resources for Amelia to try. First up was a Yuckology slime kit, aimed at children age 4+ this was a huge bonus as lots of the slime kits out there are age 8+ so Amelia feels left out.
Included in the kit are 12 pieces to create your own slime, putties and more. You do need to add the ingredients like bicarbonate of soda and school style white glue. Obviously with the stores going crazy at the moment we have stayed away so I have ordered all the bits I need online and they should be coming any day. I will be doing another little round up of what we make so watch out for that post coming soon.
Amelias absolute favourite is the Geo Safari My First Telescope in blue. Aimed at children ages 4-7 means that young children can explore the moon with this focus free telescope built specifically for little hands and growing minds. It was the perfect height for her to get comfortable on the floor and she spent ages checking out the birds on neighbouring roofs.
The telescope is perfect for STEM learning and the 10X magnification provides fantastic views of the moon and distance sights. There is no small focal point like normal telescopes which helped Amelia focus in on what it was she was looking at. Grasping the concept of something being close enough to see but not close enough to touch was great to watch as she kept reaching out for things that we in her view.
Priced at £30 this is a great educational tool but also great fun! I am looking forward to another clear night where we will go outside and sit watching the stars and moon.
We were gifted these items for the purpose of a review, all views and opinions are my own and genuine.
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