Today in the car, A.P. asked me which planet was the hottest and coldest (he meant the biggest temperature range). Um, you know what, I can’t remember. Then he asked me how many rings Saturn had. Well, I’m not sure about that. How long would it take to get to Neptune? I had to confess that Mommy worked very hard for a “C” in Fun With Astronomy and Physics or some such non-science major class in college and I really didn’t know. I couldn’t even remember for sure why Pluto got demoted from being a real planet.
How does he know all about this stuff? He said it was from Blues Clues. Of course; I should have known!
After an unsuccesful attempt to find “Something to Make Saturday” that will bridge the gap between my very poor understanding of all matters planetary and my son’s quest for knowledge, I have decided to ask you all for help!
Please give me your best suggestions for helping a 4 year old to understand the solar system. I’m up for anything; books, crafts, activites, whatever. Bear in mind that I have serious shortcomings in this area, so keep it simple enough for Mom 🙂