Space Circle Time
There are many preschool science books on Space, so it might be worth borrowing a few to read during circle time.
Space Poems by Gaby Morgan is full of excellent yet educational poems on Space, and these can be a great way to introduce the theme to the children and start discussions on what they think. Space: My Early Learning by Chez Picthall and Christiane Gunzi is a basic fiction book that contains fantastic explanations and amazing pictures, and Stanley’s Space Adventure by Tony Fraise is a great storybook.
Space is a great preschool theme because the children can really get into the subject, so talk to them about what they know, and allow them to lead the discussion.
Some children may want to know about aliens, and others might be more interested in certain planets. Encouraging discussion on the topic will help the children to develop their social and communication skills, and learn to have a diplomatic discussion.
Space Song (Sung to the theme of “Eency Weency Spider")
Climb aboard the spaceship,
We’re going to the moon,
Hurry and get ready,
We’re going to blast off soon,
Put on your helmets,
And buckle up real tight,
Here comes the countdown,
Let’s count with all our might.