By Rosanna Ward
My son Joel, age 7, enjoys taking old electronics apart, such as DVD players, cable boxes, and more.
My best friend was here a few weeks ago, and she told me how much her son loved the Elenco Electronics Snap Kit they had bought for him for Christmas. So I got on Amazon.com and bought one — per my friend’s advice. I got the big kit so that he would have plenty of projects to keep him busy.
It was the best buy I’ve made for school this year!
Joel loves doing these projects, and he has learned so much about how electricity works. It is amazing! I am sure he knows more than I do already. The kit is very easy to use and the manuals are easy enough for a seven-year-old to read. Just like the name says, the pieces snap together.
I didn’t really have a good science curriculum for him this semester, and I found the Elenco kit at the perfect time. I love that my son really thinks he is “playing” but I know he is doing “school” — and learning so much. I bought a clear plastic tub with a handle on it that he keeps the parts in (of course, because I am a clear plastic-tub lover).
So if you are looking for a fun science activity that can be done independently with minimal mess, the Elenco Electronics Snap Kit is worth every penny!
— Rosanna Ward is a devoted wife of 19 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 7-year-old son Joel and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and has been homeschooling for seven years. Rosanna loves to study History and Genealogy: Her genealogy blog is called “Rosanna’s Genealogical Thoughts.” She and her family reside in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.