A couple of months ago, while my lungs were killing me as I rode the exercise bike, my 4-year-old nephew gazed up at the night sky and started asking my questions about the galaxy.
What is the galaxy?
What is in the galaxy?
Are we in the galaxy?
How about our car?
I tried to defer the “A” part of the Q&A, panting like a dog, saying that I had to finish exercising.
The kid’s reply? “Stop exercising. Let’s talk about the galaxy instead.”
Yup. His parents started him young – and rightly so! It can be tiring to answer those non-stop questions. Sometimes you feel like playing this video.
But, teaching kids science at an early age can bring about nothing but good. You might have to dust the cobwebs in your brain now and then, but it’s fun talking about these things with kids. And who knows, you might have a genius in your hands!
And, when you have the right tools – aka books for children – that do a lot of the explaining for you, you’re golden.
That’s why I’m sharing “My First Science Textbook: Chemistry Storybooks for Kids” with you today. Whether you’re a nerdy parent or a doting aunt/uncle who loves kids but don’t want to have one of their own, this series of textbooks will provide you and the kids some edutainment.
“My First Science Textbook: Chemistry Story Books for Kids” is a Kickstarter project by John Coveyou (Genius Games) and has three books in the series:
- Protons & Neutrons
- The Atom
I don’t think I have to explain why and how these Chemistry storybooks are important, do I? (If you don’t get it, then I’m sorry for you.)
Meet the characters.
And have a sneak peek.
The project has already been funded waaay beyond its goal, but you can still get eBooks and physical copies as perks if you back it up within the next 15 days; so check the project out here.