To Daddy, while looking at a solar system game or map on the computer:
"But why doesn't it include other dwarf planets like Ceres, if it includes Pluto and Pluto is a dwarf planet?"That's my 3 year-old! But, lest you think he has it all figured out...
To Daddy, while pointing to fabric panel solar system map:
"I would like to go to Saturn." (and then after Dad explained that no astronaut had landed on Saturn yet --)" Well, I'm not sure, but I think maybe Daddy went there when he was a little boy."
Tools we've used this week:
Trip to the planetarium (SO fun! and free! wish I hadn't forgotten my phone/camera in the car)
Space Mission 20 Piece Play Set - a planetarium souvenir from Nana. This is a fantastic learning and pretend play tool. But it does not come with a guidebook, so identifying everything has been a project all its own.
Planets (All Aboard Reading) - packed with info
I Want To Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton - cute, but very simple.
solar system printable
space flashcards (Target $1 spot)
Lots of free games at http://www.kidsastronomy.com
Planets video (DK Eyewitness)
Toy telescope (ours is from a microscope/telescope kit)
Soon we'll add:
university Astronomy nights - the astronomy department has weekly outdoor family nights, but it has been too cold lately.
rotating/revolving activity from Counting Coconuts - love the idea of this, but this week we have barely been moving, let alone rotating around the living room. Soon, though!
I think we'll just keep going with the space theme for awhile, as he's enjoying it and learning.
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Comment! What are your favorite space resources? What have you been up to this week? Have you been hit with as many colds as we have this winter?
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