A stunning companion piece to the book, Born With A Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story. There are now interactive materials to use as a follow-up for the Big Bang Story. Beautiful illustrations accompany your story as children imagine the beginning of the Universe. An abstract concept is brought to the concrete with sequence cards designed for individual work. The story is revisited as they read the text and match it to the illustrations. The canvas mat depicts a spiral timeline marking history from the Big Bang. Children place arrows to mark points in the timeline from 14 billion years ago until the present. Then, thumbprints of the illustrations are placed along the timeline. (ages 6-9)