Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Holiday 2011: Time For Kids "Big Book of Science Experiments"


I am kind of a plethora of useless knowledge, that’s how I describe myself anyways. Although all these facts and oddities I have spent a lifetime accumulating haven’t done me much good, my kids think I am the smartest person in the world as a result. I wonder how long until they realize all these facts I bestow on them aren’t going to get them very far in school?

Well, I finally have some relief from being the sole source of odd scientific and life facts. Recently we received a copy of Time For Kids: Big Book of Science Experiments. I must say I was fascinated by this book and learned a great deal myself. I won’t admit this to the kids, but the Big Book of Science Experiments runs circles around my pool of science facts.


This book is full of very easy to understand science and interesting facts about the world we live in. The information in the book is presented in a fun and engaging way that really makes it enjoyable to read.  Not only is the Big Book of Science Experiments filled with easy to read and to understand science, it is filled with experiments that anybody can perform without any specialized equipment. If you are looking for some quality time with your kids, the Big Book of Science Experiments is a great source for fun and rewarding activities you can do together.

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My 8 year old son was fascinated by the sections on gravity, changing states of liquids and solids, and patterns. I can’t wait to try some of the experiments with him.

There are TONS of science books out there geared towards kids, but the Big Book of Science Experiments is different. This book does a brilliant job of explaining real science simply, and in a fun way. That’s the sweet spot for books like this, my son wants to read this book as much as he does his action and adventure books.

The Big Book of Science Experiments gets a two thumbs up from this dad. If you want to give something other than a toy this holiday, this book should definitely be on your list to consider for children around the ages of 8 to 12 years old.


Thank you to Time Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.