Every parent across the country is doing whatever they can to keep their children entertained and educated while they work – and now they have the opportunity to get them away from the screen and stimulated with some science fun!
Children’s Medical Research Institute based at Westmead, the charity behind Jeans for Genes, is selling a Future Scientist Kit that is packed with loads of educational and entertaining resources from pipettes to beakers, craft items to colouring-in, clay, pencils and even a bouncy ball! They also have Future Scientist lab coats available to foster a love of science in your little ones. They can have fun at the same time they’re learning about the importance of research.
Julie Gravina is the mother of Charlize who is one of the faces of this year’s Jeans for Genes campaign. Charlize lives with genetic disease every day and has had to undergo two liver transplants in her short lifetime. She knows what it is to spend long hours in hospital or at home being sick. Julie is experienced at keeping Charlize busy and loves the Future Science Kit.
“We could all do with a little help keeping our children occupied right now and I think the Future Scientist show bag is a fun way to entertain and educate our kids,’’ Julie said. “My girls really enjoyed pretending to be scientists by setting up their own lab at home and pipetting coloured water. The craft supplies and other creative activities are especially welcomed at this time.
“I also love that all the money raised goes to help the scientists who are trying to find cured for conditions that will help children like my daughter Charlize.’’
Now, more than ever—during an international pandemic—Australians realise how critically important investment in research is. When you pop online and buy a kit for the kids you are supporting future generations.
Just as our scientists never give up when they face an obstacle in their lab, we know that you will stand beside them and the 1 in 20 children facing a birth defect or genetic disease—and it’s as easy as going to shop.cmri.org.au