Little Volcanoes

Little Volcanoes
All the children in order to LEARN need to be taught how to OBSERVE and EXPLORE things around them using all their senses. They should be involved in stimulating and fun hands-on activities where they can LOOK, LISTEN, TOUCH, TASTE, and SMELL everything possible because the more senses involved in learning the better understanding and lasting memory. IMAGINation is one of the most important qualities people need throughout their lives. If there was no imagination there would be no great inventions, breath-taking buildings or great pieces of music in the world. Therefore it is essential to create as many fun and imaginative learning opportunities for our children as possible. They should also be encouraged to ASK many questions and VERIFY their answers. Let’s open together the magical door in our children’s minds and hearts. Let’s NURTURE the most precious little people in our lives and let them ENJOY their learning so they can start COMMUNICATing their needs, express themselves and then easily SUCCEED in everything they do in their lives.

On this website you will find a lot of new ideas for your creative play and science projects with your little ‘highly explosive volcanoes’. It’s the place where you can also find out all the information about our fun hands-on Little Volcanoes Science Clubs (and birthday parties with a difference) for children 2-8 years old.

And why we are called ‘Little Volcanoes’?

classBorn close to an extinct volcano, I have always been fascinated by those powerful mountains and their amazing power to change everything around. They can sleep peacefully for decades, hundreds or thousands years and then, all of a sudden, decide to demonstrate their power and make everyone aware of their importance and uniqueness.

Can you see any similarities with your little precious things running around you? They could easily change from a sweet dormant volcano to the most active and powerful wonder of nature and spit lava and ashes of anger when they don’t get what they want! They could sometimes be unpredictable and exhaust every living being around them. However, once they cooled down they are again your best and most fascinating things in the world you would not change for anything!

As you can see, volcanoes and little children can prepare a lot of surprises when we are not prepared. Whereas, it is very difficult to predict when a real a volcano erupts, we can watch for cues in the behaviour of our little ones to be able to prevent a meltdown.

You will find a lot of hands-on activities, ideas and resources on our website which could help you to occupy your ‘little volcanoes’ for a long time. We will first concentrate on resources from Science but gradually resources from other areas will be added so please keep on checking.

We will also share some tips how to deal with a ‘little volcano’ whose ‘magma chamber’ is slowly filling and a build-up pressure wants to push the ‘magma of frustration and anger’ out.

Enjoy your stay on our website and feel free to send us any recommendations or suggestions.

I wish you a lot of fun with your children while doing some of the interesting and exciting things we have tried and learnt in our ‘Little Volcanoes’ Science Clubs. I hope your children continue to or become eager to learn everything new around them and question why things happen while trying some of our experiments. I believe they will be interested and motivated to learn as much as possible while having a lot of fun.