Many people think that at the age of 3, children are too young to learn about astronomy. However, our experiences prove otherwise. Small children already possess an imagination, as they gain knowledge of basic things, their curiosity also increases of the world above them. If we think of ancient times when children grew up under a crystal-clear sky, couldn’t they have been 3-year-old small astronomers?
Let’s think about how important it is for small children to understand directions, orientate themselves. If they get lost somehow, it shouldn’t be panic that comes over them, but the ability to find their way home. We dedicate this book to kindergarten teachers, astronomers who would consider introducing astronomy to children, and parents who also find this knowledge useful for their children.
Firstly, we would like to fill this space, as far as we know there is no astronomy being taught in kindergarten and we strongly think you cannot start too soon to gain knowledge in this area.
Secondly, we’d like to offer some professional pedagogue, andragogical advice for kindergarten educators. We would like to show the way how we imagined science, astronomy as part of the kindergarten education. Success was demonstrated in practice; children were very reactive, enjoyed the lessons and gained useful knowledge. There is no set format, further ideas and other ways may be used in the future.
At the same time, andragogue, adult trainers, university lecturers can use this book as a course series for adults about the teaching basic scientific (astronomy) knowledges with application.