Full disclosure, we create science kits. But this isn’t a puff piece that places the advantages of science kits over art kits. That wouldn’t even be possible since they’re so different that they promote different areas of development.
So what must you know first?
Science kits and artistic kits while extremely different in their goals are often grouped together. This is common because many parents are simply looking for productive ways to keep their kids engaged and aren’t especially concerned about the skills obtained through these activities.
It’s understandable as children generally change their interests every few weeks or months, sometimes even days, and their preferences in terms of art or science or any other field might change as well.
However, exposing the minds of children to these worlds even if they’re very young can have a meaningful impact on their lives.
If they are artistic souls, they’ll favour the artistic kits and their exposure to these kits at a young age can only help their artistic development. If they’re kids that love technology and logical thinking, they’ll favour the science kits over the artistic ones.
Parents may know their child better than anyone else but could mistakenly believe their child is artistic while they’re technophiles or vice-versa. The easiest option would be to let them choose which kit they’d prefer and get them that one.
Early exposure to fields that they possess a natural talent for, will only help them form a deeper bond with the field and an earlier realization of what they enjoy and are good at.
Obviously, arts and science are not the only two paths a child can take or might be gifted in, but the entire span of career choices and natural talent falls out of the scope of this post.
I’ll be sticking with the artistic and the scientific here, but if your kid expresses no interest in either then try other fields they might be interested in, sports perhaps or music or even math.
Benefits of artistic kits:
Artistic kits (craft kits, activity kits, painting or drawing kits) all promote some form of artistic expression. And children with a penchant for the arts will take to it gladly.
Exposure to these kits might make your child realize that they love artistic endeavours and want to build a life around it. They might, one day, become painters, artists, planners, architects, designers or one of the other million artistic professionals.
The early head-start might also make them better than their contemporaries, although natural talent and effort invested are probably better determiners of this outcome.
Benefits of science kits:
Science kits, similarly, promote some discipline of science: Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics, Programming, etc. Children that enjoy tinkering with electronics or are curious about mechanical structures or enjoy chemical reactions will enjoy science kits. Various science kits exist that cater to each discipline of science: chemistry kits, building kits, electronic kits, robotic kits, etc.
Being introduced to science early may allow them to quickly identify a field they’re passionate about and dive into it. Your kids might become another innovator that the world will praise or an inventor that brings about a technological revolution.
We’ve got a line of science kits too, check out our Science Boxes ™.
I’d conclude with, don’t knock off one type of kit because of your preference for the other. Listen to the interests of your child and get them the kit they’d like to try.
As I’ve mentioned there are various subcategories of artistic kits and various subcategories of science kits. Pay close attention to their interests and let them try their hand at whichever field they’re interested in.
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