Optics… it’s such a deep subject rabbit hole but definitely an important fundamental concept to explore with kids. Why? Because light is used in all sort of machines and experiments. It can tell us a lot about things like how much of one thing is in a solution or how far away somethings things are. Pretty cool ha?
Key vocabulary to use in play!
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In this Blog we:
Read a book about Light and Optics
Paint a Rainbow and the light spectrum – Compare?
Split light and draw what we observe
Run around the backyard and make rainbows
Try out others ways to split light
Chris’s book Optical Physics for babies will capture your kindergarten kids imagination because it has rainbows in it. Yep, all you need to do is pop the R word and you in for a day of optics delight. It’s also a great way to explore your own knowledge of optics fundamentals.
There are so many great simple rainbow experiments you can do after reading this book. You can grab a hose and make a rainbow from sunlight and rain or capture light through a water bottle and split it apart. If you have a cherished light experiment or cool rainbow activity that your Kindergarten kids love, then I’d share your story below.
Another amazing title
Hands up if you know a child who is fascinated by their body or who is potty training? I’ve got a few right here. I popped a full reading of the book on IGTV for you guys for you to check out too.
From Chewing To Pooing.
The thing I liked best about this book is the conversations it started. That’s my most favourite thing about children books. To read them to the kids and have kids engage with it. Some of the conversations are priceless. I’m always amazed at what they can come up with. If you have a funny book conversation story is love to know in the comments below.
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