As a homeschooling family, we are always on the lookout for ways to make learning fun for our children. There are lots of great products available at the Discover Store that your children will have a BLAST using, while learning from them at the same time. Here are 5 of my favorite products available right now.
Most children I’ve met love rocks! Mine frequently gather pebbles and stones whenever we are out. They each have a bag of rocks they accumulated over time. If you’re searching for a gift for a rock-loving child, consider a rock tumbler, like this one from Elenco Electronics.
Create beautiful polished stones with this wonderful Rock Tumbler from Elenco Electronics and make jewelry keepsakes for friends, family and yourself. Start your tumbling with included rocks and slowly grind and polish your rocks through 4 steps, to a smooth gem-like quality.
If your child is interested in rocks, there’s a good chance they would be interested in crystals too. I also can’t imagine many girls who wouldn’t love to create their own beautiful crystals! This Crystal Creation Kit by Thames and Kosmos is the perfect way to grow crystals at home!
Crystals are fascinating creations of natural beauty. Diamonds, gemstones, rose quartz, snowflakes, sugar grains, and table salt are all crystals.
Grow your own crystals and explore these exquisitely ordered structures in a fun, creative way with six crafty experiments. This kit includes five different chemicals and other tools for growing crystals. Grow a crystal cloud inside a rainbow. Watch pink iridescent crystals form from a translucent solution. Grow long needle-shaped crystals. Mold plaster hearts and flowers and then grow a layer of pink crystals on them. Create the perfect solution to get crystals to form on a granite rock. A specially designed experiment station provides molds and growing basins for your crystal creations. After you have grown your crystals, store them safely in three clear, locking display boxes.
Learn how and why crystals form, and tips and tricks for getting the biggest, most beautiful crystals. Full-color, 16-page experiment manual.
Props in a Box
These days I feel like young children are being pushed so hard in their academic studies that we aren’t leaving enough time for imaginative play. Sure, they are learning to read, write, and multiply sooner than ever before, but at what cost? I love the Props in the Box kits because it encourages playtime, which I fully believe is vital for a child’s well-being!
With their boundless imagination, kids can take off for a scene set in faraway lands or journey on a heroic adventure. Encourage their curiosity and wonder with the Props in a Box™, so they can dress up and dream big.
When they’re ready to put together a show with family and friends, download the Props in a Box Movie Maker App™ to film a movie with titles, cast of characters, music, and special effects.
I’ve had my eyes on these blocks for a while now. Sure, the standard ABC blocks are educational as well, but these Periodic Blocks by Uncle Goose are so unique and fun! They can be used for years to come when your child starts to memorize this table and are great for young children to practice their hand/eye coordination while stacking.
The entire periodic table of elements displayed on 20 hand-crafted wood cubes. Each block contains six element images with their atomic number, symbol, and name.
I still remember hearing about the Venus fly trap plant for the first time. I always wanted the chance to see one in person but never have. Did you know there are actually more varieties of carnivorous plants? I would have loved trying to grow my own as a child and I think many other kids would enjoy growing them too. As an added bonus, hopefully this Carnivorous Creatures terrarium will help take care of the flies in the spring and summer!
Grow your own collection of feared and famous meat eating plants! This deluxe edition has seeds from over ten varieties of carnivorous plants! Watch these fascinating plants grow into bug-eating monsters! Make your own authentic bog with the included peat planting mix, blue Swamp Rocks, three Bog Buddies and full color decals! This rare and unusual collection of carnivorous plants will flourish for years in this specially designed terrarium with proper care.
This kit includes: Growing Dome, Planting Mixture, Carnivorous Seed Pack (Venus Fly Trap, Yellow Trumpet, Hooded Pitcher Plant, Purple Pitcher Plant, Pale Trumpet, Temperate Sundew Plants, Cobra Lilies), 3 Photo Decals, 3 Bog Buddies, Swamp Rocks, Instructions and Information Manual.
These items and a ton of other great educational product are available through the Discover Store online. There’s still time to order before Christmas too! Check out the children’s toys here.
I was provided with some of the items mentioned within this post at no cost from the Discovery Store online.