Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Joy of Learning about Space

When a child looks up and sees the small dots of light shimmering against the night sky, the moon shifting over the earth or the sun setting on the horizon, he cannot help but be filled with both awesome wonder and a profound smallness before a great and mighty God. This is the joy of learning about space!

Exploring Creation with Astronomy magnifies this wonder in a child's heart. Oh, how children love knowledge. They simply love to learn things in great detail. With this book, your child will finally know, not only the what, but also the why of astronomy. He will grasp why the stars twinkle, how the moon's phases make it appear to change shape, how the position of the planets protects the earth, why the earth is the most unique planet in the whole universe, and so many more fascinating facts. With this in depth look at the worlds God created and the way He designed everything, your child will grow not only more scientifically intelligent, but wiser in his faith as well. 

One mother wrote to me explaining how, three years after reading the textbook to her child, her daughter still spews space facts whenever she has the opportunity. Another mother commented that her three year old, who typically plays Legos while the other children listen to her read, has memorized all the planets in order, taking every opportunity to display this knowledge to the world. 

Elementary science should be a joy to both parents and their children. I wrote the Young Explorer Series in the hopes that it would ignite a love for learning, a love for science, and a love for our Creator. 

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
How great Thou art!