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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143133551
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 562,346
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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