If you have some sky and space lovers in your house like I do then you will want to be sure that they have some basic sky and space equipment. I have scoured Amazon to bring you a list of some fun and educational items related to sky and space. I am hoping that your family will enjoy some of these items as much as my children have.
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- Basic Telescope– You do not need to spend a fortune on a really good telescope to encourage your young sky observer. Starting with a much simpler and cheaper telescope will allow you to see if a larger investment is worth it down the road. Or you could take your family to an Observatory or Star Gazing event as well as check with your local library to see if they offer equipment to borrow.
- Binoculars– Many times during the year you can observe some items in the sky with a pair of binoculars. We own multiple pairs of binoculars and share with you how to pick a pair of binoculars for your child.
- Solar System– A nice 3D solar system can bring learning about each planet a little more real to life for your child.
- Space Station Play Set- We picked up a set many years ago when our teens were younger. It’s been played with by all four kids! You can choose from a simple toob with 12 items or a huge bucket with 60 pieces.
- Books about Sky and Space- There’s a ton of great books both picture books and field guides so I dedicated an entire post to a list of sky and space books for kids.
- Constellation Flashcards– This unique tin holds the Qurious Space game that can be played by up to 18 people!
- Space Science Kit- The Magic School Bus offers a nice kit called The Secrets of Space for children ages 5-12.
- Women of NASA LEGO Set- If your child wants to learn about the women who have been a part of space history then this Ideas Women of NASA LEGO Set.
- Field Guide- We own the National Audubon Society First Field Guide Night Sky edition.
I hope your family enjoys some of these sky and space educational items while exploring and learning about stars, planets and the history of space.
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