What does it take to be an astronaut?
The simple images in this unique picture book allow children to ponder over the wonders of space while building their self-belief.
Career gender stereotypes and self-efficacy start to form in early childhood.
This book encourages children to Dream Big and Aim High.
Expand your child’s imagination with the companion Activity Book.
Find the references for the grown-up astronaut hidden within the images.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Reedsy Discovery. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
When I’m an Astronaut: Dreaming is Believing: STEM (Inspirational Careers for Kids) by Samantha Pillay was a beautiful story about a child who intends to make her dream a reality.
To become an astronaut takes a lot of physical training. Astronauts even work out in space to lessen the effects of gravity on their bones and muscles. BTW: If your child hasn’t watched astronauts working out in space, I encourage you to share videos with them! It’s impressive how they exercise and the length of time they work out too.
Space travel is a team event. No job is too small! It was adorable how the little girl’s puppy was right there with her, from training to exploration. I was waiting for a page where Harry Aveira illustrated the puppy in a space suit. Sadly, it didn’t happen; however, they did illustrate many other cute poochy scenes: swimming in the pool, playing with a ball in space, and floating in a zero-gravity atmosphere.
Every Harry Aveira drawing was excellent, with or without the canine sidekick!
When kids speak of their dreams, we should listen and encourage them to make their dreams come true. If a child says one day they will go to outer space, tell them you believe they will.
Whether a person’s dream takes place on our planet or not, we should support their ambitions.
Amazon didn’t list a recommended reading age, but I think toddlers will love looking at the images. Beginning readers will need assistance with words, such as physics, mathematics, and magnificent. More established readers should have no issue with the text. So, this book could entertain households with a variety of age groups.
I will tell my fellow parents about When I’m an Astronaut: Dreaming is Believing: STEM (Inspirational Careers for Kids) by Samantha Pillay in hopes they will share this book with their youngsters.
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