Did you know that it’s the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing? That’s the mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon and coined some of the most memorable phrases of a generation–not to mention inspired generations to come.
One of my earliest space-centric memories revolves around a packet of pictures I got from NASA. I know the wait felt like forever after I sent in the request, but when the big manila envelope finally appeared in my mailbox–addressed to me–it was like Christmas morning. Inside were dozens of beautiful pictures of planets, galaxies, asteroids and other mind-blowing images. I remember spreading them all around my room, on the floor and over my bed quilt, and reveling in the vastness and beauty of space.
That feeling can’t be bought, of course. But it can be fostered. That sense of adventure in learning is what Space Scouts is all about. If your kids are anything like mine, they love getting mail. And Space Scouts has taken the excitement of mail subscription boxes and added education and exploration. Following Roxy and Jett, subscribers go on a space journey every month, as with each subsequent box they add to their story.
It’s not like a typical grab-bag subscription box. Space Scouts is meant to be an experience, from the first box forward. With activities, exercises, and fun facts, the story builds every month–starting with the introduction to Roxy and Jett and moving to the moon, the solar system, and beyond. These activities and adventures are meant to be part of a conversation with your kids, especially considering the importance of STEM education. So their website and social channels are designed in such a way to keep you in the loop, too.
Space Scouts is all about fostering a love of education through one of the oldest observable sciences in the world. For just $14.95 a month, you can get your little star-gazers started. Here’s what you’ll expect in your first and subsequent boxes:
Your child’s adventure begins with:
Each month your child will receive:
Sometimes it’s tempting to spend extra cash at hand–or even allowances–on easily forgotten toys and video games. But you never know if you’re kid has the makings of a Neil deGrasse Tyson if you don’t give them the tools to explore.
I’ve got to admit, my interest is piqued–not just for my own son, who’s almost 8, but for myself, too!
Space Scouts can be found on:
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