Sure, bedtime stories are super fun to read, but they also have numerous benefits for kids! These include helping children to master language skills, increasing academic and literacy skills, and improving learning abilities.
If you need an extra hand at night reading bedtime stories to your children, astronauts are here to help!
Yes, you read that right. There’s a new program where astronauts read bedtime stories to kids right from space!
Story Time From Space is the name of the program, and it’s a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. It was developed by Patricia Tribe, who used to be the director of education at Space Center Houston.
“We send children’s books to the International Space Station,” Story Time From Space says on their website.
“While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. ”
“These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.”
Story Time From Space; pictured above astronaut Kate Rubins reads the book Rosie Revere, Engineer
Story Time From Space is also dedicated to creating content for educators to use in the classroom.
“To make Story Time From Space even more useful for educators, cross-content curriculum is being designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core.”
“All of these materials, along with the videos from orbit, will be posted here on the Story Time from Space website, providing easy access for educators, families, libraries, science centers, scouts and others – look under the heading “Curriculum”.”
How cool is that? You can check out the Story Time From Space program here!
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