Friday, May 13, 2011

Space Race Review


 
The company that made this Space Race website wanted it to be fun and educational for children so that they could learn and think if was fun in the process. The idea developed when they visited the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. while on vacation. It took them over a year and a half to get it looking the way they had envisioned: a realistic adventure into space that was fun and taught our children at the same time.

There are several social networks to go to for more information at: www.twitter.com/spaceracekids
or you can go to: www.facebook.com/spaceracekids

There are several airplane characters you can choose to be while playing the game online and they also have a neat feature that lets you print coloring pages so that your children can color their characters just like a real coloring book! They also have flash cards that will teach your children and you about space and the planets and about space exploration, for example, the first space launch and the first moon landing.

I don't know about anybody else, but it never hurts to have reminders of what has happened in our history. If you are like me, it's been awhile since I left high school and these flash cards are a great reminder of points of history about space exploration that I may have forgotten.

Lastly, there is a trailer that you can watch with your kids and also a trivia game you can play to keep them occupied for quite awhile. I think this will become one of their greatest games to play with you so that it becomes a family get together night that is reserved just for the family to sit and choose which airplane they want to be that night and just go for it and just have the best time of your life!

They also have worksheets that all of you can try your hand at to see who remembers the most while they were having so much fun flying thru space and beyond. I hope you do check out this site and let your children enjoy this great project that was put together by parents who wanted their children to have good clean fun but learn something at the same time. It is well worth the time!


Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided off of Space Race Kids Websites except for the last picture was a poster that was sent to me and I made a picture of it from my camera.

3 comments:

Melanie said...

My kids will absolutely love that! And I love that they'll learn something in the meantime!

Look forward to seeing more.

Tina Peterson said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I'll forward that link on to my sister for her kids. They'll love it! I'm following you back - thanks for stopping by familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com or givingnsharing.blogspot.com

Tina "The book Lady"

Liz said...

Thanks for the follow on my blog! I follow u on Fb and twitter now too!
We reviewed the Space race posters and we loved it. We cant wait for the movie!
Have a great day!
-Liz
http://www.frugalfamilytree.com/