50 Amazing Science Projects

You Can Perform on Your Kid


"Think of this book as a reminder of how much change a little person has to go through on the way to becoming a big person. How they see the world and understand the world is steadily becoming more similar to the way you perceive it. But, in the meantime, their experience can be deeply weird, almost alien. This book can help remind you of that fact, and it helps get you thinking about your child's world and trying to understand it more from their point of view, even as they try to understand it more from yours."

BoingBoing.net, "Do Not Combine Baby with Hydrochloric Acid," May 28, 2014

"As someone interested in baby experiments what struck me is that Experimenting with Babies is really a book about child development, though in a sign of our times of anxious parenting Gallagher has to issue a disclaimer that if your child doesn't 'measure up' you shouldn't panic. In fact, this book would likely be interesting to those who aren't parents but who are interested in human evolution and psychology."

Brain, Child magazine, "Book Review: Mad Science," May 2014

"Shaun Gallagher created 50 science projects that will allow you to interact with your child and have fun doing it! These projects will show you the skills your baby has, as well as ways to help strengthen them. Pick up your copy of Experimenting with Babies, and bring playtime to a whole new level of fun!"

Pregnancy & Newborn magazine, "Book Club: Experimenting with Babies," March 2014

"Weeks spent looking into the eyes of a loved one cause the brain to release nurturing hormones. In putting another before you, everything becomes more satisfying. Life can have meaning anew or at last. When that person is a baby, though, it can also be boring. But that doesn't mean your brain needs to go undernourished. In a recently released book, Experimenting With Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid, author Shaun Gallagher lights the way."

TheAtlantic.com, "Experiments to Do With Your Baby," Dec. 6, 2013

"For most parents, coaxing your baby to eat Cheerios off the highchair tray is a pretty satisfying accomplishment. Shaun Gallagher has taken that parental fascination with offspring and turned it into an entertaining and helpful book."

Chicago Tribune, "Taking a few baby steps with science," Nov. 17, 2013

"Shaun Gallagher taps into his creativity as a dad and his fun inner scientific geek in his new book, Experimenting With Babies."

Parents.com, "Mom Must Read: Tap Into Your Inner Geek," Nov. 6, 2013

"Experimenting With Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid illuminates how children acquire skills such as walking, talking and sharing, and how they develop, physically and emotionally, during the first 24 months of life. Shaun Gallagher pored over journal articles, most of which were published in the last decade, to find experiments that didn't require special equipment, could be performed easily and over a short period of time, and that had a 'clear takeaway' message for parents to reflect on."

Maclean's, "Equipment Needed: Baby, Aged Zero to Two," Nov. 16, 2013

"Software engineer (and parent) Shaun Gallagher has come up with 50 tests you can conduct on your baby in Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid to explain their behavior and understand them better."

The Guardian, "Decoding your baby's strange behavior," Nov. 14, 2013

"This 200-page book will inform you more about the cognitive world of your child and keep you far more engaged with that little scientist compared to many other books on the first two years of child development. So read it."

Technophilic magazine, "Experimenting with Babies," March 14, 2014

"Author Shaun Gallagher has written a book about experiments you can do with your children, called Experimenting with Babies."

The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, "Author turns real experiments into simple, fun activities parents can do with their own children," Oct. 12, 2013

"With a background in journalism and a lifelong interest in science, Shaun Gallagher figured he could base the book on academic experiments conducted by child-development researchers but also make that work understandable, accessible and fun for parents."

UD Messenger, "Dad Science," November 2013