Play: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers

Children learn through all kinds of play. Make believe play encourages kids to use their imagination and make up their own stories. Building with blocks or other toys promotes problem solving skills. Play is also a great way for kids to learn language and how to interact with others. Kids learn the most when they are able to direct their own play.


Planet Kindergarten: Prepare your little astronaut for their next mission.

Touch the Brightest Star: Play with the stars in this interactive book.

Play at Home

  • Walk around in slow motion with your child as if you were on the moon
  • Go on a "moon rock" hunt. Make rocks out of aluminum foil and hide them for your child to find
  • Build a rocket out of cardboard boxes and take a trip to your child's favorite planet
  • Try free apps like Alien Assignment (Apple) or Peppa's Activity Maker (Android) for activities that encourage interactive play with your child
  • Sing or read the poem "Climb Aboard the Shuttle"

Climb Aboard the Shuttle

Climb aboard the shuttle,
We're going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready,
We're going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets,
And buckle up real tight.
Here comes the countdown,
Let's count with all our might.
10–9–8–7–6–5–4–3–2–1—BLAST OFF!!

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