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Website 3 Explore space with Paxi, a friendly alien, and see planets, moons and asteroids. Website 4 Visit the Moon, Venus and Mars and find fun facts as you play a fun game. Website 1 Watch astronauts board the Soyuz spacecraft and launch into space.
Website 2 Find out how an astronaut makes a sandwich in space. Website 3 See where an astronaut sleeps on the International Space Station. Website 2 See pictures of stars, nebulae, planets and galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Quicklinks Click on the links to visit the recommended websites. Constellations Websites to visit Website 1 Watch a video clip about constellations, patterns of stars that have been given names. Astronauts Websites to visit Website 1 Watch astronauts board the Soyuz spacecraft and launch into space. Internet safety Children, make sure you follow these three simple rules when using the internet: Always ask an adult's permission before using the internet.
Never give out personal information, such as your name, address, school or telephone number. If a website asks you to type in your name or email address, check with an adult first. Using a tablet or smartphone? About this book My very first books My very first space book A beautifully illustrated, non-fiction picture book about space for very young children.
Little astronauts can find out about planets, stars, asteroids, space travel, the International Space Station and lots more.
With lots to spot and talk about, vivid illustrations and simple language, this is a fun and entertaining way to introduce little children to a fascinating subject. With links to carefully selected websites where children can find out more about constellations and space via the Usborne Quicklinks website. Reader Reviews Lovely pictures and facts My 4 year old daughter loves this book. Beautiful pictures of galaxies, and entertaining pictures of what astronauts do.
Lovely to have women astronauts depicted, thank you Usborne!
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