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Experimenting With Kids: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Child Ages 2-5

Experimenting With Kids: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Child Ages 2-5

by Shaun Gallagher
Experimenting With Kids: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Child Ages 2-5

Experimenting With Kids: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Child Ages 2-5

by Shaun Gallagher

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Overview

Transform your child into a science project with these fun, simple experiments.

Re-create landmark studies in child development in your own home and watch your little one achieve developmental milestones in real time with this fascinating hands-on guide. Whether your child is just beginning to speak in sentences or is on their way to kindergarten, these easy and surprising projects will help you to see the world through your child's eyes—and also give you the tools to help them master new skills as they grow.

Covering ages two through five, the experiments reveal research-backed insights about different areas of mental, physical, and social growth. Some examples include:
  • Understanding language syntax
  • Learning to pick up the rules of a game without being told
  • Developing the impulse to lie
  • Testing memory

  • For any parent who looks at their young child and thinks, "What on earth is going on in there?" this book will help you find out!


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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780143133551
    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication date: 05/05/2020
    Pages: 272
    Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    Shaun Gallagher is the father of three ongoing science experiments. He is the author of Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid; Correlated: Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things; and Experiments for Newlyweds: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform with Your Spouse. He has worked for Forbes, Men's Journal, Delaware Today magazine, and The News Journal. He lives with his wife and their children in northern Delaware.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 1

    1 In the Groove 5

    2 Impossible Adding 9

    3 Syntactic Sugar 14

    4 Artistic Intent 21

    5 Sticking Around 25

    6 Winners, More or Less 30

    7 Bad Liars 36

    8 Success Is Successive 40

    9 The Long and the Short 44

    10 Wake or Sleep 47

    11 That's the Point 51

    12 Leading Notes 55

    13 Degrees of Distinction 60

    14 Affirming Actions 65

    15 First Dibs 69

    16 The Effect of Causes 73

    17 Symbols Crash 78

    18 Less Is More 83

    19 Majority Rulers 88

    20 What Speaks Louder? 93

    21 Focusing Exercise 98

    22 Paw Presence 101

    23 On Premises 105

    24 Dubious Advice 112

    25 The Curse of Knowledge 118

    26 That Ain't Random 123

    27 Brain Blocks the Pain 128

    28 A Strange Sort 132

    29 Who Knows Best? 136

    30 Pretzel Logic 141

    31 Share What's Fair 145

    32 O, Really! 150

    33 Taught or Not 154

    34 Get a Grip 161

    35 Tailored Teaching 166

    36 Fishing for Prizes 171

    37 Of Pigeons and Preschoolers 175

    38 Shape-shifting Sensitivity 181

    39 Working Memory Workout 185

    40 Integrated Facts 190

    41 The Playground Judge 195

    42 The "Knew It All Along" Error 198

    43 Bended Estimates 203

    44 Absorption Awareness 207

    45 The Batman Effect 214

    46 Know Your Audience 218

    47 Fantastic Work 222

    48 Trying to Forget 227

    49 No Sway 231

    50 A Light Wait 237

    Projects by Primary Research Area 254

    References 255

    Acknowledgments 263

    About the Author 263

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