Thursday, May 28, 2015

40 small experiments You Should Let Your Children Do for fun and learning

I’ve been reading more this year and recently skimmed through fifty dangerous thing you should let your children do. The idea of this book is that danger is something kids need to learn to handle by experience. The 50 small experiments in this book can potentially cause a minor injury but are never really seriously dangerous. In fact most of them aren’t dangerous at all, but at least they are fun. It’s too bad a book like this is needed today, because kids in today's life live a very structured and constantly supervised existence, and this is a good way to supervise a little danger.

This is the list I like -- buy the book if you want to learn more detailed instructions

  1. Play with fire
  2. Do swimming
  3. Let them use screwdriver
  4. Throw rocks
  5. Deconstruct an appliance
  6. Drive a car
  7. Put strange stuff in the microwave
  8. Climb a tree
  9. Boil water in paper cup
  10. Spend an hour blind folded
  11. Use a knife
  12. Light the stove
  13. Slide down the bannister
  14. Jump on the bed
  15. Hammer a nail
  16. Have a pillow fight
  17. Not wash their hands before dinner
  18. Answer the door
  19. Play in the front yard without you
  20. Cook
  21. Perform on street
  22. Break the Recipe Rule Book
  23. Look directly at the sun properly
  24. Sticking Your Hand out the Window
  25. I let my children fail
  26. I let my kids play in the country
  27. Sleep under the stars
  28. Abseiling: Descending the face of a cliff with only a rope to hold you might enjoy
  29. Paddle a canoe
  30. I let my kids play with scissors and knives
  31. I let them mess around in the kitchen
  32. I let my kids travel alone on the subway
  33. Superglue your fingers together
  34. Make a bomb in a bag
  35. I let my children open and break my computer
  36. Go rafting
  37. Lick a 9 volt battery
  38. Play in rain/Hailstorm
  39. Kiss/Hello like French
  40. Cross Town on Public Transit,
  41. Change a Tire

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