Saturday, April 11, 2009

Electronic well-wishes

One line of science kits that lasts a long time and can be used by a wide variety of ages is Snap Circuits. We bought our kit a couple of years ago and the kids still play with it all the time.

All the parts are mounted on plastic bases that simply snap together to form a circuit. The one pictured is the mid-priced 300 part set; they also make 100 and 500 part kits. Even when Ds#3 was only 4 years old he was snapping these together and making circuits.

And on birthdays Ds#2 likes to put this together:


Lorna said...

We love this set too. Visiting children also play with it. It pretty much covers all the electronics I studied at school (except the maths). It is a fantastic way to learn the concepts of circuitry.

Shannon said...

It is a favorite in our home, too.

Alycia in Va. said...

thanks for sharing this one. I'm definetly ordering for DD birthday next month.

L a u r a said...

Thanks for the tip. I've been looking at this type of thing but feel better when it's actually recommended...esp. by you! =)