Having been a Science teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I know that I probably emphasize Science lessons and themes to my daughter more than usual. But here lately, Riley has become fascinated with geology, a topic that has never interested me much.
We can't take her anywhere without her wanting to collect a thousand rocks of all shapes and sizes, and now she loves playing with rocks more than most of her toys. I'm thrilled that my little girl is already showing an interest in geology and want to do my best as a parent to cultivate her new found hobby. Thankfully, Educational Insights has the perfect gift for budding geologists, with their Everyday Uses Rock & Card Set. Keep reading to learn more about it!
The Everyday Uses Rock & Card Set from Educational Insights comes complete with 12 common rocks as well as 12 informational cards all packed in a sturdy storage case. Here are the 12 rocks included with this set:
The Everyday Uses Rock & Card Set is designed for children ages 8 and up, but could be used with younger children as long as they were supervised with it. For instance, I loved having Riley learn and recite the names of the specific rocks as well as smell the rocks, like sulphur, and hold the rocks up to the light and taste them, like halite.
Each rock information card is a wealth of knowledge for young geologists, displayed in an attention-grabbing and easy-to-read manner. The cards show the name and photo of each rock, along with the rock's uses, appearance and facts, where they're found, and some cards even have an interesting "Try This!" activity listed on them too.
If you would like a fun and educational way to spark your child's curiosity in the everyday rocks they encounter, then I would highly recommend the Everyday Uses Rock & Card Set from Educational Insights. My budding geologist absolutely loves the rocks contained within and is soaking up everything I can tell her about them (thanks to the informational cards included). This is a great set with which to encourage your child's Earth Science hobby this summer!
Disclosure: I received the Everyday Uses Rock & Card Set from Educational Insights in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!