A toy is the best teacher that a child can have. The more you play the more experience you gain. Science based toys are an excellent way to help your home schooled child learn more about the subject. There are a number of such toys that you can buy. Here’s a list of some such toys that can help the child develop a keen interest in homeschool science.
To ability to see things which can not be seen by the naked eye can be both exciting and educative for children. Not everyone can afford an electronic microscope but a magnifying glass can also do the trick when you are trying to explain the world of the small things that surround us.
By its very interactive nature playing with magnets fascinates children. They can literally spend hours playing with magnets and bits of iron filings. Introduce them to magnets of all sizes and shapes with a magnet kit. Let them learn the polarity of a rectangular magnet, the strength of a horseshoe magnet and the fun with which a round magnet can be used to stick art on the fridge.
As electricity is a modern miracle that we often take for granted it can be interesting for children to build their own circuits. Make sure that they don’t plug into the power supply for the house, but a couple of LEDs and batteries ought to do the trick for completing their circuits. Once the circuit is properly tested you may want to break it and let them find the fault and repair it. The sense of achievement should they succeed would be great.
Watching far off things come close can be a fascinating experience for children. Understanding how the lens works will be much easier when you can actually see how the objects look through the binoculars. You can use the binoculars to foster other non science related hobbies such as bird watching as well.
Specific to Curriculum Kits
If you do not want to waste time, money and effort on science toys that are not related to the homeschool science curriculum, you may want to invest in Curriculum based Science Kits. That way the children still have fun with experiments and the parents don’t feel that they are wasting time.