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John Adams | Hot Wires: Plug and play electronics set with 100 experiments! | Science and STEM Toys | Ages 8+

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It also helps with problem solving, critical and logic thinking when something doesn’t work as it should – where did we go wrong and what can we do to fix it. It is just a blue T-shirt with a funny pixelated skeleton pattern on the front, you might think it does not exactly look exciting. It wasn’t hands-on, he’d watch the teacher build a circuit, then draw the circuit diagram, then say “can I have a break now? For example, if your child loves playing with cars then why not set up some cones in the driveway and have them race each other?

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By building a simple circuit and using the information in the book it shows how electricity flows and how opening or closing a circuit will give a result, in this case turning on or off the light. So when we were asked to try out the Hot Wires Electronics Set from John Adams we were delighted to give it a go – and the children loved it, especially making a helicopter! With the box laid out as it is, you can see that all the components are there so when packing away you can easily make sure that you haven’t left anything out. The Hot Wires kit states that it is suitable for children 8+ but our six-year-old daughter Ella has been perfectly capable of putting together experiments 1-15 so far and judging by her enthusiasm she’ll be building the logic circuits (experiments 96-100) in no time.

This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. At the moment, the biggest educational toy seems to be coding toys and I must admit we do have some. They have been used indoors, outdoors, in mud, in bright light, in dim light, upside-down, sitting quietly, running around…and they are all still going! We love educational toys and games in our house, especially ones everyone can join in with and where the kids can learn something new without knowing it.But whilst coding is important for kids to learn, and it will just get bigger and bigger, we can’t all be coders and kids need to learn other things. Educational toys play a big role in this, as they keep on introducing and nurturing children with educational topics, their surroundings, life skills and many more.

Google also requires prominent and easily accessible information about the use of end users’ personal data. As it was the first foray into electronics for the kids we, of course, started at the beginning (although I did want to make a lie detector or burglar alarm).Miss M didn’t waste any time and was straight in the box, creating before I even got a look in and the next thing I knew, she had an invention ready to show me – it’s that simple! Miss M can use it independently and create some amazing things that both children enjoy looking at and playing with. For example, if you're looking for toys that will help your child learn about animals then you may want to purchase some stuffed animals or books about animals.

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