Kids need ways to express creativity, and building projects let them do that while they learn about engineering principles. In Excellent Engineering, Rob Beattie and Sam Peet share 35 projects for children to build from things that are either already on hand or easy to get.
There is a variety of projects to choose from, including paper speakers, a nightlight, and a bridge. Each one is written so kids can understand the directions and are well illustrated to further help with understanding. The supplies are listed, and short explanations of how and why the projects work are included.
Some of the projects can be done by kids themselves, others need adult help or supervision. There is a color code that tells who is needed for each one. Kids and parents can work together and spend time with each other. In fact, both kids and parents can have fun with the builds in the Excellent Engineering.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.