Has the well known rhyme – Twinkle twinkle little star ever made you think – what really are stars?
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: I know exactly what you are by Julia Kregnow and Carmen Saldana teaches children, through rhyme what stars are using scientific words and facts.
This isn’t a picture book for younger children as the vocabulary is quite scientific (unless you have a child who is very interested in learning about this) but rather for older children as a springboard into more research and discussion.
You’ll hear about cosmic Rorschach tests, atmospheric turbulence, neutron stars and the Milky Way.
You’ll learn about the importance of our own bright star – the sun and the Milky Way galaxy which contains a quarter trillion of stars.
The best thing is it is all done through rhyme and beautifully drawn illustrations. Even if some of the words go over young children’s heads you can talk about the illustrations and the facts in a more simpler way.
There are more in depth facts about the new concepts in the final pages of the book and are all written for children to be able to understand.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: I know exactly what you are by Julia Kregnow and Carmen Saldana is a great book to add to a scientific learning environment as it opens up big facts to the younger reader and will help inspire them to delve deeper into the more complex ideas mentioned in the rhyme.
So what else can you do with this book?
Research your own area of stars or space and create your own Twinkle Twinkle Little Star poem.
List all the different facts about stars and then research one of these areas further.
Choose another nursery rhyme to re create with facts about that particular area – can you give more facts about sheep in baa baa black sheep? Spider facts in Incey Wincey spider.