Fun Circuit Kits came about because my two boys love learning about electronics and prefer hands-on kits to make cool stuff. There’s just something about hands-on learning that results in flying objects, cool sounds, or something functional that they just love.
With my oldest son (J), we started with a Science Lab 60-in-1 electronic’s lab kit that I found at a used homeschool curriculum sale. At the time it was a little too complex for him and the dexerity he needed to hook the wires to the various nodes was challenging. He loved the experiments but needed my help to continue.
After that we tried the ScienceWiz Electricity kit, and had great fun with that. But it too also required my help for reading and hooking things together.
My youngest son (Z) is interested in how things work, but he is on the autism spectrum and is dsylexic, so choosing the right circuit kit for him was important to prevent extra frustrations and meltdowns.
For Christmas in 2010, Z received the Snap Circuits Jr. kit from his grandparents, and loves it. The color coded, ilustrated manual makes it perfect for him to work on projects by himself, even without the reading skills, and gives him the confidence to do projects and show them to others.
This FunCircuitKits.com site shares our love for fun circuit kits, projects that help teach electricity in a hands-on or visual manner, and videos and other resources I bookmark for my children to help them extend their knowledge of electricity and circuits.
We hope that you enjoy your exploration of the world of electricity and circuits with the resources we share
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