Weekly Themes #42 Reading is Out of This World | Leer está fuera de este mundo for 3-5 year olds

Have you ever wondered if there is life out there, in space? Do you think that one-day people will live on other planets? Right now, there are people on earth working hard to get people all the way to Mars. Space is just so vast. It’s hard to even talk about it! Let’s read more about it in a lot of books! 

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Books to Read Together: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

The Moon and the Cap

    • Who sends the boy the red cap?
    • What kind of hats do you like to wear?

Sun’s Friend

    • Who is the Sun’s friend?
    • Why does the Sun smile?

What Happens at Night?

    • Which animals closed their eyes?
    • What is something that you do before you go to sleep?

Space-Station Booyakasha

    • What color is the bow tie?
    • What is the name of the space puppy?

What the Sun and Moon Did

    • How did the water get on the earth?
    • What would you say if someone asked you for a favor?

Little Star

    • What does the little, little star do in the sky?
    • Do you like the way the stars look in the sky?

How the Sun Became the Moon

    • Why did the sun want to dip itself in the ocean?
    • Why are the sun and the moon important?

The Sun and the Moon

    • Why does it rain on the earth?
    • Where did the moon hide?

Alien Bot

    • Why did Alien Bot plant trees on the earth?
    • Why are trees important?

Books to Read Together: Español

La Luna Y La Gorra

  • Who sends the boy the red cap?
  • What kind of hats do you like to wear?

El Sol y Su Familia

  • How many kids does the sun have?
  • What types of games do you play? And with who?

Estrellita!

  • What does the little, little star do in the sky?
  • Do you like the way the stars look in the sky?

Las Abejas en El Espacio

  • Where do you see bees?
  • What other animals do you think are in space?

Things to Do Together

Talk: What do you know and think about outer space? Can you think of any planets or other objects that live in space? Is outer space scary or exciting to you?

Write: Draw a picture of our solar system, and try to include the sun, moon, stars, and planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, pluto 

Explore: Pick a night to stargaze together as a family! This website shows the best nights to go stargazing (when the sky is clearest)

Move Play “Moonwalk”! Turn on some music and dance in slow motion, as if you were on the moon.

Watch: this timelapse video of a meteor shower from 2015

Play: 10-1 blast off! Count backward from 10 to 1, and after 1 yell “blast off!” and have everyone jump as high as they can 

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • What did you learn about the solar system?
  • Would you like to travel to space as an astronaut?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

More Themes

Learn about planet earth with our friends from PBS Kids here!

Learn about the planets in our solar system from Pink Fong! 

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Weekly Themes #42 Reading is Out of This World | Leer está fuera de este mundo for 3-5 year olds

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