Product samples have been provided free of cost in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have always had a love for science since I was a little girl, and I continue to enjoy it now as an adult. I’m blessed to have a job that combines my love of science with my love of new life and making an impact. Since I want my boys to be able to experience the same thing as they grow, I want to introduce science and a passion for learning to them now so they can embrace it in today’s ever-more-scientific society. It seems that the key to making my boys interested in almost anything right now is to make it fun, so when I was asked to try out the Young Scientists Club’s kits, I knew they would be a hit.
The Young Scientists Club’s focus is to take science of all kinds, break it down to a level that children 3 years and older can understand, and make it fun! The founder (mother of five and Harvard-trained biologist), Esther Novis, has always prided herself on creating gender-neutral science programs for preschool and elementary-aged kids, and at a young age, they are so excited to learn new things. Our boys were able to try out the Clifford line of kits and two that are brand new this season to The Young Scientists Club- Clifford Water Science and Clifford Magic Science.
Of course I knew they would love the Clifford Water Science as they love Clifford, and let’s be honest, they make a giant mess in water anytime they’re anywhere near it. What I loved about the kit is that the instruction booklet included lots of fun Clifford pictures, but also broke the experiment down into easy-to-follow steps to teach the boys. Then at the bottom of each page, there is a simple connection between the experiment and the scientific concept behind it that young children can understand. It really worked well for my boys’ ages of three and five. Plus, when you combine the simple concepts with fun “scientific” tools like pipettes, test tubes, and lab trays, and then add water, it was sure to be a hit!
While Reese absolutely loved the Water Science, Aiden especially loved the Magic Science kit. He’s at the age where he’s just starting to understand what magic tricks are and how fun they can be show other people. He loved being able to do different scientific “magic tricks” and then show his little brothers how he did them. We then talked about the science behind them in the explanations in the manual, and I could completely tell that their interest in the science part was piqued. It was definitely tons of fun for all three of them, and I think their favorite magic trick was using the mirrors to distort their images and even turn themselves upside down… Reese said it was just like the fun houses at the fair, but now he knew that it was just science!
Also new this season is two new Magic School Bus kits for ages 5 and up- The Magic School Bus Science Explosion (an exciting board game with a volcano at the finish line!) and The Magic School Bus Growing Crazy Crystals kit. The Young Scientists Club is set up to where you can order two different ways- through an online subscription club where you get a kit each month, or you can purchase individual kits. You can check out The Young Scientist’s Club complete line on their website and Amazon, with kits geared toward different ages from 3 years and up. Plus, they’re giving away one of the four new 2015 kits to one of our lucky readers, so be sure to enter below!