Today, July, 20th, 2020, marks an important day in history. Each year the world together, celebrates and remembers mans first accomplishment of landing on the moon. 1969, Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon was a day to remember, opening up the endless possibilities for lunar exploration. Buzz Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong, stepping on the surface. The duo collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins, the pilot, waited two and a half hours for them to return to the command module.
Celebrate with your kids and let them know the importance of this day. You can start by sharing this restored Apollo 11 video from NASA and feel like you were there!
There are several moon books you can also look for to help your kids understand and marvel at the moon’s importance.
Hello, Moon!, Francesca Simon
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing, Dean Robbins
Papa, please get the moon for me, Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
Moonshot: The Fight of Apollo 11, Brian Floca
The Moon’s First Friends: How the Moon Met the Astronauts from Apollo 11, Susanna Leaonard Hill
If You Decide To Go To The Moon, Faith McNulty
Reaching for the Moon, Buzz Aldrin