All of the planet’s names have their roots in mythology. Ask your kid to look them up for an extra lesson on the ancient gods and goddesses.
By Valle Dwight
Now that the days are getting shorter, are you looking for more age-appropriate evening entertainment for your kid than tuning in to Dancing With the Stars? What about the family-friendly activity Dazzled by the Stars? Introduce your third-, fourth-, or fifth-grader to the world of astronomy by indulging in some backyard camping and checking out heavenly bodies that will inspire him to explore the universe.
On a clear night with no moon, plan a trip to the backyard — or find a relatively dark spot away from artificial lights. Get cozy on the ground (don’t forget to bring a blanket and a thermos of hot cocoa), and start scanning the sky.
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