Recently, I took Doudou to see wandering earth. When Doudou came home, he became a little space fan. In his cerebellum bag, 100000 questions about space appeared: why
How big is the universe? Why does the earth wander?
Why can the uncle in the movie float in the air?
When can we see Jupiter?
Why is there ice everywhere in Hangzhou?
Why can people only live on earth?
I took Doudou to see it just because I wanted to see it, but no one took Doudou with me. At that time, I was worried that Doudou didn’t like it and would make noise or sleep. However, Doudou’s interest in science fiction and astronomy has exceeded expectations. Although it is clear that Doudou does not understand the knowledge involved in the movie, at least Doudou’s interest in exploring astronomy and understanding science fiction has been quietly sprouting.
▎ what’s the difference between children who like astronomy?
Astronomy, broaden children’s horizons and cognition. Astronomical knowledge can help children understand the deep-seated laws of the world operation, broaden their horizons, and enhance the depth and breadth of cognition. Astronomy is a comprehensive discipline, from which children can gain rich knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering and other disciplines, realize interdisciplinary learning, and lay a solid foundation for children’s science learning!
Perhaps some parents think that their children are still young and it is a bit far away to study science. But astronomy belongs to science and needs to involve other subjects. Children are interested in astronomy and naturally willing to learn other science subjects. They will not get poor grades because they are not interested in science.
▎ children’s astronomical enlightenment, training from childhood!
6-12 years old is known as the “sensitive period of astronomy”. Children over 6 years old can read astronomical picture books. Children are young, but because they are young and their thinking is not fixed, they are more likely to accept cutting-edge scientific knowledge, even scientific theories that are far different from the conventional ones.
Children show curiosity about the universe, and parents are both happy and anxious, because they don’t know much about astronomy, and they can’t answer their children’s questions correctly. What’s more, they can’t guide children’s learning of astronomy, which makes it difficult for children’s interest in astronomy to continue and develop.
So, mom and Dad, please provide children with good soil and nutrients to cultivate their interest in astronomy, so that children’s love of astronomy can take root and thrive. Please protect every child’s space dream!
I. picture book enlightenment
The encyclopedia naturally gives a more comprehensive explanation of astronomy, but the passage of text is not conducive to children’s understanding and learning. At the beginning, picture books are the best choice for children’s astronomical enlightenment. In fact, picture books are also the “many years late” astronomical enlightenment for parents to help children and their parents understand the first step of astronomical enlightenment.
2. Learn more about going out to practice
“It’s only on paper that you’ll feel shallow at the end of the day, and you’ll have to practice it.” At the weekend, take some time to take the children to the nearby astronomical museum to watch the wonderful astronomical phenomena and feel the beauty of the universe. Seeing with your own eyes can stimulate children’s interest in the universe and keep them curious about the universe all the time.