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You’ve probably heard the rhyme, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.” Answering this question in terms that a five-year-old can grasp may not be as hard as you think. In a nutshell, everything in the sky is either making light or reflecting light. Stars make light, while the moon and planets reflect light. Your child will likely be fascinated to know that our own sun is a star. And come nighttime, you and your child can enjoy gazing up at the night sky together without any special equipment needed. Backyard astronomy is the perfect activity to enjoy with your child (and the whole family!) on those warm, clear Spring and Summer nights.