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Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors, Doorley, Rachelle
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Author Name:    Doorley, Rachelle

Title:   Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Roost Books 

ISBN Number:   161180065X / 9781611800654

Seller ID:   ING9781611800654

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Creative experiments for curious kids from the creator of www.Tinkerlab.com --50 hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more. For children up to six years old.
Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don't see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring. This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.
Children gravitate toward sensory experiences (playing with slime), figuring out how things work (taking toys apart), and testing the limits of materials (mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown). They're not limited by their imaginations, and a wooden spoon can become a magic wand as quickly as a bag of pom-poms can become a hot bowl of soup. This book is about helping parents and teachers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers understand and tap into this natural energy with engaging, kid-tested, easy-to-implement projects that value process over product. The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity, promote creative and critical thinking, and encourage tinkering--mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking.
In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away, this book also includes a buffet of recipes (magic potions, different kinds of play dough, silly putty, and homemade butter) and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry.



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