Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"More Curious Jane: Science and Design and Engineering for Inquisitive Girls" by Curious Jane (Sterling Children's Books)

By now, if you're like us, the long summer holidays are driving you slightly stir crazy.

Keeping kids busy over the holidays is tough.

Even more tough if you're trying to get them to do something worthwhile, learning while they engage in fun and interesting activities designed to stimulate their brains and get them thinking about stuff they might also learn in school.

Your rescuers from holiday boredom are here, in the form of Team Curious Jane and "More Curious Jane" - a new volume in the fabulous activity book series from Sterling Publishing.

This book is fantastic for inquisitive girls (and boys) who want to set up and perform interesting experiments, do fun makes or get creative while learning a whole truckload of cool STEAM subjects by stealth.

Let's take a look inside the book at the contents page to get a flavour of what's in store, and the sort of things you'll need (mostly sourced from ordinary everyday home supplies).

Slime? Oh no, no no no no no!
I think without a doubt our favourite section was "kitchen science" as you get to eat most of your experiments (not the slime though!)

Making your own sweets!
Some of the experiments feature some US-centric ingredients and measurements (I had no idea for example what "half and half" was), but with a quick bit of googling you'll be able to work out what's what. 

Gather together a few home essentials and get busy making!
Curious Jane's crack team of crafters and science fans have once again come up with a really superb and diverse selection of things to stave off boredome. Check out the book and also go take a look at their website for more ideas!

Sum this book up in a sentence: Another fab volume of awesome experiments and makes from the Curious Jane team, perfect for staving off boredom during the long summer break. 

"More Curious Jane" is out now, published by Sterling Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).