Snap Circuits

After reading all of my posts about activities I do with Katie, it was difficult for my husband not to become at least somewhat infected with the blogger bug.  Here is one from him.

Katie and I have been recently playing around a lot with Snap Circuits Jr.  This is a very popular kit where one can put together working electronic contraptions –  sound alarm, propeller and many others. Putting them together turned out to be a great way of introducing Katie to electricity and related topics.  Here is a picture of Katie experimenting with conductivity of various objects.

ImageDaddy’s watch makes for a good conductor, pencils – not so much.

The circuits are a bit tight, so Katie needs help making them connect properly.  However, this has been a very minor issue and overall Kaite has had a lot of fun with daddy and with both grandfathers building various things.


About aofradkin

I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.
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1 Response to Snap Circuits

  1. Daniel says:

    Have you thought of teaching her robotics – through Lego, for instance – or computer programming, through programms like Scratch? In that case, at what age? Thanks a lot. I enjoy and learn from your blog every day!


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