What is the youngest age that we can inspire kids with the topic of space exploration?
As someone who wants to see more “rocket scientists” in the world, that is a question I’ve been asking myself as 2020 comes to a close.
For the teachers and educators out there – When is the soonest in early childhood education that we could incorporate space exploration into their curriculum?
Could it be when they are learning how to read and write? When they are learning the alphabet, for instance?
For the parents and caregivers out there, how soon in your child’s life could you tap into their excitement about space exploration to become excited about learning and achieving great things in their life?
I’m involved in some projects to bring the subject of space exploration to toddlers, pre-schoolers, and first graders. In other words, children of the age of 3-5 years old.
If you have any direct experience with children of this age – whether as a parent, grandparent, sibling, caregiver, or teacher – and you would love to make excitement about space exploration a part of their education to help them become more motivated and capable as lifelong learners, please get in touch with me via a comment below. Or email me directly here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish everyone who sees this the very best in the New Year of 2021. There is much to be concerned about, of course. But there is also much to be optimistic and hopeful about – thanks to many exciting efforts in space exploration and rocket science that are blazing new trails for humanity.
I want these efforts to serve as inspiration and education for the youngest generation among us. If you love this idea too, please reach out and get in contact with me so we can create something effective and meaningful together.
Upward and onward to you – and to all of us – in 2021,