Are your 2 to 7 year old kids brimming with questions?
Do you see them eagerly exploring their world?
Are you searching for ways to let them play with science and engineering?
The Explorations program encourages young creative kids (ages 2 to 7) to explore their world. Explorations combines elements of engineering, physics, and inventing. Each week, explorers and their families will be encouraged to play around with big questions like:
- How do we control sound?
- Why do balls roll?
- How can I build something that floats?
Every Exploration includes at least three kid-friendly activities. It is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 7. Parents should expect to explore with children who are between the ages of 2 and 4. Children between the ages of 5 and 7 should be able to complete the activities reasonably independently.
Every week has between an hour and four hours of fun activities. To get a better sense of what a week entails, you can take a closer look at a sample activity. All activities use materials that are found around the house or are available at a grocery store, department store, or (in rare cases) a hardware store. Advanced 7 year olds may enjoy the Curiosity Effect Adventures programs.
When you as a parent sign up for the program, you will receive a welcome email containing a link to your family's first exploration. 3 to 7 days later (depending on your payment method), you will receive an email detailing how to access a web portal with all six explorations attached. I am also just an email away if you or your child needs any support.
Encourage engaged, active exploration
Kids need opportunities to explore their world, ask big questions, and achieve their goals successfully.
The Curiosity Effect encourages kids to explore their world, both inside and outside of the house. As kids complete their weekly adventures, they develop strong sense of pride in their problem-solving skills and abilities to create awesome things.
Access fun, hands-on, creative science and engineering projects
Kids look at the world differently. They want to explore everything. It can be hard for parents to keep up with all of the questions kids ask.
The Curiosity Effect gives you concrete activity ideas to hold pace with even the most inquisitive youngster. Expand your knowledge of great projects. Your kid wants to make things that go beyond a vinegar and baking soda volcano or an egg drop container. The Curiosity Effect helps you make that happen... without having to go out and buy special supplies.
Practice being a real engineer, scientist, and inventor
Kids learn through play. They develop their creative problem solving skills because they stick with fun activities.
The Curiosity Effect is full of real science and engineering content that honors how kids learn. I leverage my experience as a teacher and curriculum designer to make sure that there's something for everyone. Your kids will fall in love with learning, doing, and creating.
Meet the Author
The Curiosity Effect is a brainchild of Lindsey Nelson. Lindsey is an experienced engineering educator who loves helping creative kids of all ages explore math, science, and engineering. The Curiosity Effect started because some friends asked Lindsey to create meaningful hands-on learning experiences for their kids ages 2 and up. Lindsey loves a good challenge and identified diverse projects for kids to roll up their sleeves and have some fun.
All projects rely on materials that are already in the house or could be found easily at a grocery store, general department store, or (in rare cases) a hardware store. The vast majority of projects can be completed with making a minimal mess. (Think cleaning up craft sticks and construction paper.) Many kids can attempt all of the projects on their own. Additionally the Curiosity Effect programs are perfect for family fun time and homeschool co-ops.
By leveraging curiosity and igniting creativity, Lindsey hopes to encourage kids to ask lots of questions, take initiative while learning, and pursue their dreams. To learn more about Lindsey, click the picture of Lindsey playing outside.