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Take a look at the night sky, then talk and learn about outer space! Share these resources with your preschool or early elementary children.

Watch a story time from outer space!  While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on the Story Time From Space website- look under the heading “Story Time Videos”.

Read these books from the library’s eBook collection.  You can click on the links below or search for these titles in the Libby app:

Peppa in Space by Eone

Planet Name Game by Tish Rabe

Outer Space by Kenneth Walsh

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara

Sing a song!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are!

Explore the surface of Mars with NASA’s Curiosity Rover here.

Yoga for Kids! Outer Space Blastoff with Jodi Komitor is available on Hoopla (use this link or search by title in the Hoopla app.

Try drawing like an astronaut!  To imagine how it would feel to work inside a small spaceship without gravity, try taping a sheet of paper on the underside of a chair or table and then draw a picture while lying on your back on the floor.

Download a Moon Journal from PBS. Then look up at the moon each night and draw what you see!

Find space crafts, games and videos at NASA Science Space Place!

Find a star in the night sky, and make a wish with this poem:

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Learn more about planets and space from National Geographic Kids!


Pam is the Library’s Early Learning Team Leader. She enjoys and believes in the power of reading aloud with children. She is known to still occasionally read aloud to her teenage children.