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Mornings on PBS KIDS

About Mornings on PBS KIDS

Miss Rosa, Mr. Steve, and loveable animated guinea pig, Hooper, make learning an adventure. Together, they educate and entertain preschoolers using music, movement, art, activities and storytelling. All of this takes place in a warm, colorful and creative preschool environment.

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Space


Blast off for some out-of-this-world fun with the following activities and books.

Family Activities To Do Together

Turn your child into an astronomer. Help her learn about space. Decorate an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll to use as a telescope. Then, put glow-in-the-dark or paper stars on a wall and use the telescope to look at them. Talk about how powerful telescopes can help us to see and learn more about objects in space that are far from the earth.

Simulate the surface of the moon with play dough. First, spread the dough out on a table. Tell your child that there are no plants or animals on the moon, so its surface is very plain. Then, push rocks into the dough to make lots of dents. Explain that the moon is covered with craters that scientists believe were formed when meteors crashed into the surface of the moon.

Show your child the power of the sun with this simple art project. On a sunny day, go outside and place a piece of black construction paper in direct sunlight. Weight down the paper and then have your child arrange cardboard shapes on the black paper however he likes. Check back in a couple of hours (or days depending on your location and season) to see how the sunlight faded the area of the paper not covered by the cardboard.

Book Recommendation

Roaring Rockets

Roaring Rockets

by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

A colorful crew of animals take a rocket ship journey into outer space. Their journey is filled with simple facts, highly appealing illustrations and a grand sense of excitement.

Source: the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association

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More Activities

Creativity: Stars

Connect the stars to make your own constellations.

Reading Rainbow: Junk Spacecraft

Design a spacecraft with items from your house and recycle bin.

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