The breathtaking Blue Moon, expected to be the biggest supermoon of the year, is set to grace the skies on 31 August, tuck into some literary moon-inspired classics with the kids!
There’s been a lot of celestial activity over Singapore this year, and our little space-loving, wannabe-astronaut kiddos have been keeping eyes out for the Supermoons. The breathtaking Blue Moon, expected to be the biggest supermoon of the year, is set to grace the skies on 30 to 31 August. The next Blue Moon will be seen in 2037! So why not set the stage for this spectacle by reading some literary moon-inspired classics with the kids?
These enchanting stories are guaranteed to make a stargazing experience even more magical for the kiddos. Flip through the pages of these timeless tales and let the moon’s magic illuminate both the night sky and your kiddos’ imaginations! Here are some stellar recommendations for the young ones:
1. Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Many of us fell in love with the world of Eric Carle when we were introduced to a tiny but very hungry caterpillar. Keep the magic going and step into a world of wonder and creativity with Eric Carle’s timeless masterpiece, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Join young Monica on her heartwarming journey to reach the moon and shed a tear or two over her father’s determination to fulfil her dream. Will Monica touch the moon? Immerse yourself (and the kiddos!) in this delightful tale to discover the answer!
2. When The Moon Forgot by Jimmy Liao
The Moon Forgets describes the profound bond between a young boy and a fallen moon. Award-winning illustrator Jimmy Liao’s detailed artwork brings this lovely story to life as the moon finds a new home with the child. However, a heart-tugging narrative unfolds as the world yearns for the return of the moon’s presence. Will the boy embark on a journey to reunite his celestial friend with the night sky? It is great to teach the kids about the importance of friendship.
3. City Moon by Rachel Cole
In this tale, a little boy and his Mama take a night-time walk to search for the moon. Of course, the elusive moon plays peek-a-boo behind buildings and clouds. The boy asks simple questions about the moon, and his Mama patiently answers every single one (we know how that feels!) Read the book to find out what happens when the moon finally appears…
4. Goodnight Moon by Margeret Wise Brown
This beloved bedtime story is told in poetic verses and captivating illustrations, making it the perfect companion for post-moon gazing relaxation (that will hopefully lead to a peaceful bedtime routine!) As the night sky comes alive with the brilliant supermoon, let the soothing rhythm of Brown’s lulling words and gentle repetition guide your little ones into a peaceful slumber.
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