Sergei Urban – How This Dad Makes Science Fun For Kids (And Parents)

Sergei Urban – How This Dad Makes Science Fun For Kids (And Parents)

#53: Sergei Urban (@TheDadLab) ūüí° - How This Dad is Making Science Fun for Kids (and Parents)

"Kids can feel this excitement, and they get excited too."

-Sergei Urban (@TheDadLab) talks about creating activities that are fun for kids AND parents.

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Sergei Urban
in 10 seconds

In today's conversation, you'll learn 3 key things:

Clip #1: Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids
Watch Time: 2 minutes

“Our first language is Russian, so we taught the kids Russian at home.¬† When they started school, it’s difficult to fight the English — everything fun is in English.”

“I know it’s more difficult for mixed families to keep their language.”

“It’s not only about knowing another language, it’s about practicing.”

Clip #2: How strong is an egg?
Watch Time:
2 minutes

Sergei Urban Eggs-periment | @TheDadLab

Clip #3:  Hatching Dinosaur Eggs
Watch time:
 1 minute

All you need for this experiment:

  1. Balloons
  2. Small toys
  3. Water
Sergei Urban Dino eggs | TheDadLab
Hatching Dino eggs | @TheDadLab

Clip #4: Why reading is so important for our kids.
Watch time:
3 minutes

Rob: “My sister, Lauren and I created — we make 2-minute videos that teach kids how to read, with their parents at their side.¬† Is reading an important part of your day with the kids?”

Sergei: “My wife does a lot of the reading in our house.¬† What worked for our first kid:

Every morning he would wake up at 6am before everyone else.

We said, we’re going to leave you books in front of your room. And now he loves reading.

Reading is one of the best gifts you can give to your child.”

Watch Time: 1 minute

“Film videos of your kids.”

Rapid Fire Questions with Sergei Urban:

Time Stamp: [38:50]

РWhat is your favorite meal? Potatoes and meat

– What’s your favorite sport? Swimming

РFavorite movie? Mortal Engines

– Favorite Vacation? Climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in England (Dad’s getaway with friends)

Thank you Sergei, for showing us how we can teach, learn from, and have fun with our kids!

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