Books for Space week!
There are so many great books to choose from to introduce your kids to Space. Here are a few that we have enjoyed.
Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins tells the story of Margaret Hamilton and how she made the source code for the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon. It is so engagingly written for young children, and an inspirational story about how perseverance serves you well. Both the boys have loved listening to it.
We read this book ‘Our Solar System’ pretty often. My toddler loves the flaps and big pictures of planets, and my preschooler loves the facts and trying to remember which is the largest planet, and which planets are ice giant ones. Educational but an easy read.
Rocket Science for babies and Baby loves Aerospace Engineering are such a great find. They introduce complicated concepts in a very very simple way – possibly not for ‘babies’, but certainly in a way that my preschooler understands. And my toddler loves the pictures. Baby loves Aerospace Engineering is probably slightly more engaging and the pictures are more vivid.
Up Close Space is a great factual book introducing lots of ‘space’ concepts like planets, stars, comets, asteroids etc. But it isn’t very long and dense so can be easily read as a ‘story’. My preschooler was very engaged in it, although it was slightly beyond my toddler.
These books we picked up from the library. They are great reference books, but probably better for older children. My preschooler loved leafing through them and looking at all the pictures though, and we talked about a few things in them.
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