Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book of the Day

A few days ago, Fischer told me that he wants to be fireman AND an astronaut. He has recently taken an interest in rockets and space shuttles. He received a space shuttle toy set for his birthday and a few books about space. Floating in Space by Franklyn M Branley and illustrated by True Kelley is our favorite. It tells all about the astronauts and what it is like to go into space. Fischer was especially interested in the fact that they could walk on the walls or ceiling and that they could slurp their drink out of mid-air! We've been learning a lot about space, shuttles. planets and astronauts through our books. He also likes Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable. This one tells all about the planets and the solar system in kiddie-friendly terms. Space is pretty abstract for Fischer, but he is interested in the planets (since he has glow in the dark ones on his ceiling with stars). He also loves to look at Rockets and Spaceships by Karen Wallace. He is very interested in the way the shuttles work.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Sounds like you may have an aeronautical engineer on your hands.