Nevertheless, talking with children about the cosmos is not so simple. Astronomy is quite a complicated science, and it will take a lot of effort to tell about it as accessible to the child as possible.
In order to clearly demonstrate your story, try to include an interesting and informative film about space for children, for example, "Space and Man". In addition, in the study of astronomy books with color illustrations, presentations and special educational cards can help.
In this article, we'll talk about how you can tell children about the cosmos in a playful way and introduce them to the first principles of astronomical science.
A Tale of Space for Preschool Children
Preschoolers perfectly absorb any information submitted in the form of a fairy tale. First, select funny characters - let it be two small puppies named Squirrel and Arrow.
Squirrel and Strelka constantly played together and had fun. One day Squirrel suggested: "And let's wager to the moon?". Unsurely not doubting, Strelka replied: "And flew!". Then the pups began to prepare for flight to outer space. Preparation took them not one day and not even a week, because they had to collect all the most necessary things and do not forget anything.
Finally, in about a month Belka and Strelka were in a rocket. One, two, three, start! "Everything, there is no turning back!" - the puppies thought, having appeared in outer space. The cosmos simply fascinated our travelers. Suddenly they saw a small bright star in the clear sky. She flickered so beautifully that Belka and Strelka involuntarily looked at her and could not take their eyes off.
After flying a little more, the puppies saw how a meteorite was racing at a rocket with great speed. They were very much frightened, but they did not lose their heads and were able to change the course of the spacecraft and avoid a collision. Arrow wanted to return to Earth, but Belka stopped her and suggested that she still get to the Moon.
Soon the rocket reached the surface of the Moon, and the young travelers came to open outer space. They were surprised and upset, because it was very dark on the moon, no plants grew, and nobody met them. Then the Squirrel and the Arrow turned and flew back, and the guiding star marked the way.
Interesting facts about space for children
Telling children about the cosmos, do not forget to pay attention to their various interesting and unusual facts. For example, until 2006, it was believed that the solar system consists of 9 planets, but today there are only 8. The inquisitive child will ask, why is Pluto no longer a planet, the same as our Earth?
When answering this question, it is important to explain to the baby that Pluto is still a planet, but now it belongs to the class of dwarf planets, which includes 5 celestial bodies. The status of Pluto as a planet was discussed by astronomers for 30 years, because its diameter is less than the diameter of the Earth 170 times. In 2006, Pluto was "withdrawn" from the class of planets because of its miniature size.
In addition, contrary to the conventional wisdom, Saturn is not the only planet with rings. Interestingly, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also have rings, but they can not be seen from Earth.
To study the theme of "Space" in a group of children, you can use various quiz games with answers to questions. Kids love to compete, and the desire to respond faster than others will allow them to fully explore the topic. Finally, to consolidate knowledge, you can watch the following cartoons about space for children:
- "The mystery of the third planet";
- "Dunno on the Moon";
- "Monkeys in space."
Also, kids will be interested to know about the device of our solar system.