What makes a ball fall and bounce? What makes going down a slide SO much fun? These are great questions that need answering! Read the book Gravity by Jason Chin to find out. This book also explores what would happen if gravity didn’t exist! While reading, talk to your child about how they think it would feel to float away from the Earth: “I think it would be exciting, but I would need some protection. I wonder what we would need to protect ourselves in outer space!”
Celebrate outer space and Sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with your child! Start off by singing about a little star and while singing create a little twinkling star with your fingers. Then change the lyrics and use both hands to create a great big star:
Twinkle, Twinkle Great Big Star
Reading is fun! Especially when you act out the story with your child. While reading, try dropping safe objects to demonstrate how gravity works. Let your child drop objects too! Hold your child up high and let them drop objects from up high, and then from down low!
So many things would float away without gravity! Point out all the objects in the book that have floated away and then turn it into a game of find and seek! Ask your child to find the objects seen in the book in your house. “Can you find a piece of fruit in our house? How about a toy? How about your FAVORITE toy?”
Join the Conversation!
Share your experience with Gravity and be entered into a raffle to win next month’s C2C Book Club title! For example, you could:
- Tell us about your child’s favorite part of the story.
- Send a video of you sharing the book together.
- Send a picture of you and your child experimenting with gravity!
@mwfbaz When we dropped the ball from up high it bounced FIVE times! #storytime
Or email us your photo or video at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be creative! We can’t wait to see what you loved about Gravity!