TOS Sweet Critique: Celestial Almanack

Celestial Almanack What: Celestial Almanack

Cost:  $3.00

Recommended Ages:  Middle School and up/Parents

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What is the Celestial Almanack?

 

Celestial Almanack is an illustrated guide to the sky!  Complete with guides for both the daytime and nighttime sky, as well as information about “special” events of the month {Leap Year, Groundhog Day, etc.}, this guide extensively covers planets, stars, everything that’s going on up there.

Our Thoughts

 

I think most kids find the stars and planets fascinating, even more so when they know what they’re looking at.  For this reason, I think the Celestial Almanack is a great thing for every family to have!  It’s always fun to head outside {especially when it’s cold and you can have hot chocolate…} and take a gander up in the sky.  Quality family time!

The Almanack points out a variety of nuances happening in the sky this month, and provides great illustrations to help you digest it all.  There are 21 pages in this months Almanack, and with the wealth of information contained, it’s well worth the $3 price tag.

A few of our favorite things:

The chart of moon phases

The daytime sky

The nighttime sky

One thing that I’d like to note for those who are not strictly Christian homeschoolers is that this product does have a fair bit of religious information contained inside.  I personally found it easy to simply leave this information out, and think with the amount of other information in the product that it is still a great thing to purchase!

With a new Almanack coming out each month, I think this would be a fun thing to use to start a family tradition of stargazing!

What Did Others Think?

 

You can find out what other homeschoolers thought here.

True Confessions:  I was provided with a copy of the Celestial Almanack to help facilitate my review.  All opinions stated are my own.

Comments

  1. I’ve seen the recommendation for the age of middle school and up in a few places, and maybe it’s just my son, but he *loves* The Celestial Almanack – and he’s only 7 :)

    Now, he doesn’t “get” everything in it, but he does learn a LOT and oh my the art projects this past month!

    I love reading all the reviews on this Almanack :)

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