Did you know that 75% of future employment opportunities for our kids will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills? However only 17% of university students choose these subjects. Isn’t that baffling? I know you might think it’s a bit early to talk about university if your kids are only in preschool or primary school but this is absolutely the age when science is the most fun for kids.
We are all natural born scientists curious about how things work, filled with questions about ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ But sometimes these questions are all a little overwhelming for us as parents. So why not make the most of the opportunity to get your kids keen on science from a young age and perhaps answer some of their questions?
I was lucky enough to have an amazing female high school science teacher and she taught me so much. I think it’s so important for the next generation to see more successful females in science roles so as to cut down the gender stereotypes that STEM subjects are for males (what does that leave for our girls? Sewing and cooking?) Ha!
That’s where Red Cat Science comes in. Not only is it a program that encourages a child’s natural inquisitive nature, it teaches them about how to find the answers themselves instead of relying on others. (Do your kids ask you to google things constantly or, ‘Ask Siri’ like mine? Yikes!) Plus the Red Cat Science program has been created by a woman and a mother at that. Owner Sarah Rouche has won multiple awards including the Women in Technology Outstanding Educator award 2016 and an Ausmumpreneur Business Excellence Award.
Sarah says, “What we provide is an opportunity to engage with science on an informal level so that they’re not scared off by it. I think we need to let children experiment more on their own and have a say in what they would like to investigate”.
So how can you nurture your budding scientist’s inquisitive nature? Red Cat Science have put together a range of science kits that contain everything you need to conduct experiments in your own home. No need to raid the pantry or go to the shops, everything is delivered right to your door with clear instructions on how to get experimental.
Red Cat Science is currently running a Christmas promotion where you can grab yourself two science kits (usually $24.99 each) for just $40. These kits are the perfect alternative to screen time on a rainy day. They’re also a great way to pass the time during the school holidays without having to leave the house. These kits are guaranteed to keep them entertained for hours. Get your Christmas shopping sorted early and order your Red Cat Science Kits today!
For those of you who live on the Gold Coast, you can get even more hands on with Red Cat Science by booking a birthday party with them. Have you ever been invited to one of your kid’s birthday parties and had to try to cut a deal with your husband that he’d take them instead of you? Most weekends I’m promising him I’ll put the boys to sleep for four nights in a row just to get out of going to this weekend’s kid birthday bash. But I can honestly say that if I knew my son’s little buddies were throwing a Red Cat Science Party I think we’d both be there in a heart beat!
Head over to The Red Cat Science Website now to order your kits for Christmas or book your child’s next birthday party.