We are fortunate to live in an area where we can see the stars and many of their constellations really well from our backyard. Since my son noticed them a year ago, his curiosity about Space has only increased.
I was really excited to learn about this new online series called “Space Race” over at spaceracekids.com. It has an short animated web episodes that teach about Space but make it fun and engaging for children (and parents) to watch and learn. The animation is similar to that of the movie Cars. And in these clips common Space terminology is broken down and explained for younger ears to understand.
“Space Race (www.spaceracekids.com) launched…focusing on space education, space travel and racing, with the goal of teaching children about space and the solar system. Space Race features eight characters, each in spaceship form, as they race through space, merging unique comic relief with breathtaking excitement and adventure.”
Not only does Spaceracekids.com include a short animated web series, but it also has games, trivia, flashcards, worksheets and coloring sheets all Space themed. My 3 year old and 5 year old (preschool age still) get so excited when I pull up this site up for them. My 5 year old son especially enjoys the site. He can play the games and trivia with little help from me. And I will admit that I use this site as a bribe for good behavior for my kids!
Space Race also sent us this really wonderful poster full color 18×24 inch poster that names all the planets in our solar system. My son insisted we hang it up right next to his bed and he loves to talk about it. I love having a visual for him to see!
How would you like to be the owner of your own Space Race Poster?
Spaceracekids.com is graciously giving one Fun On A Dime reader their own 18 x 24 inch poster of the Solar System and Planets. “A great ‘first’ for kids rooms and classrooms!”
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- (Mandatory Entry) Go to Spaceracekids.com. Watch an episode or look around and tell me what you think. Leave a comment once completed.
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