Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun


FOR THE WEEKEND, share this eclipse inspired title with your child.

Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun is appropriate for children of all ages.

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Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun is a wonderfully accurate description of our solar system set to the tune of ‘Over in the Meadow.’ Explore the planets as they orbit mother Sun, tilting, rolling and sparkling in space. Author Marianne Berkes provides the perfect introduction to our planetary neighbors and illustrator Janeen Mason‘s work will captivate audiences of all ages.

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Retelling:

After you read Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun ask your reader to flip through and take a turn telling the story to you. Can they remember which planet sparkled or which tilted? By taking a more interactive role in the story telling process your reader will have a deeper connection to the entire experience.

Do this with your child:

After you read Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun talk with your child about the upcoming total solar eclipse, when the moon will completely block out the sun on Monday 8/21/2017. Check out Space Racers kid friendly website for resources, information, and activities and get ready for the exciting event!

If you’re interested in sharing Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun with your child you can find it from Dawn Publications here.

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