Oobie's Space Adventure

 
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Developed by: VHS Design LLC


Overview

Ages 2-4

Oobie's Space Adventure is an original interactive story that teaches kids about space. Join Oobie as he discovers the planets, sun, stars and more. Every page is interactive; packed with rich sounds and illustrations. The Playground section lets kids interact with Oobie and enjoy his lifelike movements and reactions. (iTunes)


Get Ready

Prepare to use this app by using any of the following activities:

  1. Sing It! Help your child build context and background before reading this fun book about space by teaching them the following song, sung to the tune of “Farmer in the Dell”. The song is called: Solar System in Motion. 

    The Earth turns around, 

    The Earth turns around,

    Once a day, every day the Earth turns around.

     

    The moon goes round the Earth,

    The moon goes round the Earth,

    Once a month, every month,

    The moon goes round the Earth.

     

    The Earth goes round the sun,

    The Earth goes round the sun,

    Once a year, every year,

    The Earth goes round the sun.

  2. Rhyming Words: This book contains a few fun rhyming words.  How many rhyming words can your child think of? Have fun challenging them to jot as many down as possible.  Have them come up with a gesture or sound to represent rhyming word pairs.  Everytime they hear a rhyming pair when reading the story, they can make the fun gesture or sound.

  3. Blast Off! Have your child practice counting, first up as high as they can go, and then teach them how to countdown backwards, as if blasting off into space! This is also a great way to launch in and start the book.


Dive In

Help your child get the most out this app experience by trying the following activity:

Vocabulary Hunt: While your child reads or listens to the book, have them stop and think about the space vocabulary they hear.  Here are a few words they might jot:

  1. PLANETS
  2. STARS
  3. MOON
  4. ASTEROIDS
  5. THE SUN
  6. COMETS

Help them to sound out and spell the words, too.  

 


Branch Out

Extend your child’s learning by using any of the following activities:

  1. My Very Own Spaceship...Ask your child to create their very own spaceship.  What would it look like? What would it have inside?  Ask them to draw and color their creation or build a mini model using supplies around the house. Encourage them to let their imaginations soar!
  2. Planets! Teach your child about the 8 planets in the solar system.  Here they are in their order from the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  It can be hard to remember the names of all the planets but having your child create a mnemonic device (a learning technique that helps aid retention of new information) can be both fun and helpful.  For example: My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos!
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