Now your kiddo can hear a story from space! The Story Time from Space program was launched several years ago (by the Global Space Foundation) to bring an out of this world experience to kids right here on Earth.

Even though story time at your local library is enough to keep the littles busy all afternoon, Story Time from Space adds an extra element of science-filled excitement.

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Have you watched Storytime from Space on YouTube? I shared this with my class last year and my kids loved it! This year’s class enjoyed it just as much! From 2016, astronauts on the ISS read picture books for kids! Today we heard Rosie Revere, Engineer. It ties into our constant discussion of growth mindset and perseverance, our study of earth and space, and since the book was written in poetry, there’s that link, too! If you have not seen Storytime from Space, go check it out! #upperelementary #books #storytimefromspace #iteachfifth #fifthgrade #teachersofinstagram #teachertips #iss #poetry #growthmindset #iteach #teachersfollowteachers #igconnect4edu #instateacher #teachergram

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So how can your child listen to a book read from space? The Global Space Education Foundation sends child-friendly picks to the International Space Station. Astronauts videotape themselves reading the books and the Story Time from Space website posts the clips.

If you’re wondering whether your child’s fave reads are on the “Books Approved for Launch” list, as of now titles such as Khalifa and Amal Go To Space, Astronaut Annie, Ada Twist, Scientist, Mousetronaut, Max Goes to mars, Luciana, Braving the Deep, The Mission to Cataria, A Moon of My Own, Notable Notebooks, Next Time You See a Sunset, Max Goes to the International Space Station and Rosie Revere, Engineer are among the top story time picks.

—Erica Loop

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