It’s time once again for Nonna’s Corner where I share books I have read with my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated Reviewer. Today we are sharing our thoughts on Let’s Learn About Chemistry by Stephanie Ryan, PhD. Grab your goggles and join us!
by Stephanie Ryan
Illustrator: Christine Cagara
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Let’s Learn about Chemistry is an exciting, groundbreaking book for children ages 0+! The goal of the book is to introduce science language early, but with fun everyday examples. With an interactive storyline asking, Which of these things is not like the other? Children are introduced to chemistry concepts. The illustrations show four children playing with their favorite toys. They take turns guessing and explaining throughout the book. It is a colorful, engaging, and educational way to read about science!
The Royals love science. We watch a lot of STEM shows geared towards their age groups and perform experiments in our kitchen. Which had me excited to read Let’s Learn About Chemistry with them.
Come meet Charlie, Elizabeth, Oscar and Lydia as they explore Chemistry.
Geared towards toddlers and early readers, we explore different and alike, types of change, liquids and solids, gases and liquids and mixtures. We even explore macro and micro elements and more. I loved that the story makes the children participate and strengthens their vocabulary.
While Sophia age five was familiar with concepts presented, the story allowed them to form hypotheses and encouraged discussion. For Clayton (age 3 1/2) this was a good introduction but also lost him a little. The pictures and illustrations by Christine Cagara, aided in explaining physical changes while introducing the concepts of melting, steam, clear and colorless. So we slowed down and explained each concept by experimenting with ice and more.
We followed up by reinforcing concepts learned. For example, their mother talked about the concepts learned as they baked a cake. It was fun asking questions and opening their minds to chemistry.
This is a magnificent tool to be used in conjunction with STEM games, television shows and on-hands experiments.
Open the door to science with your young ones.
This looks good. My grandkids love science as well. Thanks for sharing this one.
What a fun way to encourage learning. Thanks for sharing.
a great time to share an interesting book for the kiddos
I love that you combined their learning in the book by applying it to baking a cake! Way to go! Keep fostering their little minds!
Wow what a cool book thanks Kim
It’s never too young to learn about the world. 🙂
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Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
You sound like such a fun Nonna Kim! It’s never to early for learning, and getting them excited to embrace new things! I’m glad this was a hit! Awesome Review 🙂