Since I enjoy teaching my children about astronomy, the Planetary Mat from Educational Insights was a perfect fit. To teach my children about space, they played a fun, interactive game. Check out how well the toy worked for us.

Review of the Planetary Mat

First, I used the product in my home. My daughter was so excited about the planetary mat. I tried the weight function out with myself, my preschooler, my baby, and my husband. We enjoyed seeing how our weight would change on the different planets, and we learned plenty of facts. I turned on the quiz function to quiz myself. I thought that the quiz function was a very effective way to encourage the user to actively learn the information. Because the quiz questions were difficult, my whole family participating in helping me answer the questions. Using the product as a group activity was beneficial because it incorporated social interaction as well as movement.

Something I loved about the product was that it came with a booklet full of worksheets to use. To teach astronomy, you can do the worksheets together and explain what everything means.

We had a lot of fun using this product, and I could see children of many different ages enjoying it!

To learn more, visit the company’s website.

Disclosure: I received a free product, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

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Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

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