Growing up every kid loves to find something cool to start collecting. For my brother and I that something was rocks! Most people probably think, “Rocks? Really? Why?” Surprisingly rock collecting is an incredibly fun and educational experience for kids and parents both. Kids can discover the difference between the three basic types of rocks – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, and learn firsthand how each of them is formed. Kids learn the fascinating process of how elements form minerals and minerals form into rocks. Through rock collecting kids can learn the techniques to identify the different types of rocks and the minerals they are made of. Kids go on an adventure back through time as they learn how old some of their rocks are and how long it takes them to form!
When I was a kid our rock collecting consisted of what we found while exploring outside. I remember the excitement in stumbling upon an interesting rock while playing outside or having my dad bring home one he found at work. My brother and I had so much fun looking through our collection of rocks and books trying to decide where the new ones fit. Rock collecting was something we bonded over and though we only collect new rocks on occasion now, it’s memory from our childhood we both cherish.
Today, however, kid’s collections can consist of so much more that what ours did. While it is fun to go out and collect you own, it is also great to have cut and polished rocks in your collection. In the Store for Knowledge mineral and rock collection there are over fifty rock and mineral collecting sets to get your child started or grow their rock collection. Whether its geodes, crystals, fossils, rocks or gemstones you want, Store for Knowledge is sure to have what you need. From basic introductory kits to advanced collections you’ll find some of the most interesting rocks on the planet. They even have collector’s boxes for those incredible rocks kids find on their own.
Get your child started collecting something that they will be able to cherish for years to come. For some like my brother and I adulthood brought an end to our collecting but for many rock collecting is something they can continue to enjoy the rest of their lives and pass on to their own children and grandchildren. With the amazing mineral and rock collection at Store for Knowledge there’s never been an easier way to get started. Take your kids on an adventure through time with a hobby that could last a lifetime and get them started rock collecting today.