Fun ways to help children enjoy maths, science, and art

Lifestyle Sunday 01/April/2018 19:30 PM
By: Times News Service
Fun ways to help children enjoy maths, science, and art

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts are especially important for young minds. While these are among the most challenging school subjects, at home, these topics can be brought to life through play.
“Children should be encouraged to endlessly explore their creativity and be provided outlets to continuously discover through creative play,” says Hiu Lee, senior VP of Horizon Group USA, a leader in the creative DIY marketplace. Consider these items that allow children to put real-world science theories to the test while learning fun facts along the way.

Lab Work
A kid’s activity kit gives little scientists an opportunity to start creating. For example with Lip Balm Lab, kids can create single- or multi-layer lip balms. This kit includes all of the ingredients required, plus kids can decorate the finished product with science-themed stickers.

Chemistry Connection
Transform your kitchen into a scientific laboratory with fun and interactive experiments and simple chemical reactions. From creating temperature reactions to testing your taste buds, these hands-on experiments are great for parents and kids to do together. Create liquid ice, work through colour-changing litmus experiments, create creepy, crawly, slimy worms and more to show children just how connected to chemistry the world around them is.

Science That Glows
Illuminate your child’s knowledge by combining simple chemistry with glowing power. Kids can explore the basics of chemical compounds and reactions, while creating their own glow-in-the-dark toys and science experiments. Some of these kits include a ball mould, glow-in-the-dark power ball crystals, zinc sulphate, baking soda, citric acid, guar gum, sodium tetra borate, resealable bags, glow-in-the-dark paint, a mixing stick and a fun poster with instructions.

Bath Time Bubbles
Mix together compounds, add colour and shimmer, and create a moulded bath bomb in the shape of your choice with bath bombs. Once you have made your creations, pop them into the bath tub and watch as they fizz and bubble. By giving children the tools they need to explore the world around them, you can make the most of play time.