For years, science related matters have been a frequent topic of discussion in our house. It began when Isabelle was about 5 and really started taking an interest in nature. Over the years, her initial interest grew into an avowed obsession with the weather. Her dream now, as it has been for the past several years, is to become a meteorologist one day.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So maybe it's because they idolize their big sister, or maybe it's just because the weather or other science-related topics are so frequently discussed, but Alex and Olivia definitely show an interest in all things science as well.
This is kind of a shock to me considering science was probably at the bottom of my list of enjoyable topics when I was a kid. And honestly, I've learned to love it now and to research when needed, but I'm just not a science person. It's a good thing the kids can discuss and teach amongst themselves.
However, I am smart enough to know that I'd be missing out on a huge opportunity if I didn't do everything in my power to encourage this interest in our kids. That's why I'm so excited about KNOW Magazine.
KNOW describes itself as "The Science Magazine for Curious Kids." Yep, sounds like a perfect fit for my kids! It is geared for children ages 6-9. Since Isabelle is 11, Alex is 6 and Olivia is 5, my thought is that this will be a perfect magazine for them all to read together. Isabelle can do most of the reading (for now) while Alex and Olivia take it all in. They'll each get turns with the magazine to look through it at their leisure and then they can discuss it together even more.
If you have science-minded kids (or wish you did), I definitely recommend checking out this awesome resource. You can read over lots of sample pages from KNOW Magazine at their website. Like me, I think you'll be impressed with what you see.
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