I am going blind searching for a video or animation for my 3 year old. I am teaching her about the Sun and the Earth, and how our rotating causes day and night; I would love to find a visual aid for this.
I know there are some serious google fu masters here, so I thought I would seek your help.
This site has links devoted to educating children about various astronomy topics:
This site is designed by NASA for kids:
You absolutely need that. It’s free and a lot more interactive than any video.
NASA I can understand.
However, there’s some absolutely strange “For Kids” areas for obscure federal agencies.
A bunch of these can be found at the FirstGov for Kids site.
Get a copy of the Blue’s Clues video, “Blues Big Pajama Party.” There is a scene where Steve (Not Joe!) and Blue skidoo into space. They meet the sun and the earth and they explain the whole earth spinning day/night thing.
Did I mention it stars Steve and not Joe? Amazon.com doesn’t have any new ones, but a ton of used copies are listed through their affiliates for about a buck each + shipping.
rock on! thanks, guys! i knew you could do it!