Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Children's Books and DVDS With a Space Theme

The next week for our MOMS Camp is "Blast Off!" It's a week about space, rockets, planets, and the moon and stars. I'm hoping to make a trip to our city's Planetarium this week, along with an amusement park so we can go on a rocket ride! Each day we will read books and watch DVD's having to do with space.

Here's a list of some space-themed children's books to read:

The Planets by Martha E. H. Rustad
Rockets and Spaceships by Karen Wallace (beginning reader)
National Geographic Kids: Planets by Elizabeth Carney (beginning reader)
Space Shuttles by Colleen Sexton
Glow In The Dark Constellations by C.E. Thompson (This one has more print than I would normally read to my own kids, ages 4 and 7, but the glow in the dark pictures are great!)
Stars and Constellations by Nick Hunter (this one about constellations is a little more readable)
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo
A Trip Into Space by Lori Haskins Houran (love this rhyming book!)
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray (not what you'd expect!)
Green Wilma Frog In Space by Tedd Arnold
The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson, pictures by Tracey Campbell Pearson
and of course, Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown!

Here's a list of some space-themed DVD's to watch, listed with movies first:

Muppets in Space
Escape From Planet Earth
Fly Me To The Moon (this one was really cute and showed some very realistic stuff from NASA!)
Space Buddies
Star Wars Saga
VeggieTales: Veggies in Space
Backyardigans: Mission to Mars
Tom and Jerry In Space
Cat in the Hat: Space is the Place!
Curious George: Rocket Ride and Other Adventures!

Finally, a fun CD to listen to with your kids is Rocketship Run by the Laurie Berkner Band

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