Planets for kids | Would you like to teach your children about the planets? The Playful Planets teaches children about the planets and the myths and legends associated with them in a fun and entertaining way. Did you know that the planets are the original superheroes of myth and legend? Which is your favourite superhero planet? Are your kids interested in the planets. Have you ever wondered what is the best way to make planets for kids interesting?

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The planet MARS is the God of War, VENUS is the Goddess of Love and Beauty, JUPITER is the God of Justice, MERCURY is the Winged Messenger, SATURN is Old Father Time (Kronos), URANUS is the Magician, NEPTUNE is the God of the Deep, and then there is the moon, which is technically not  a planet, just a satellite of our planet Earth.

In many older languages — especially those of Latin origin — the days of the week reflect the names of the planets of our solar system. For example, in Spanish, Monday is El Lunes (after Lunar, the Moon), Tuesday is Martes (Mars), Wednesday is Miércoles (Mercury), Thursday is Jueves (Jupiter), and Friday is Viernes (Venus).

In English, Saturday was the original Sabbath day (Saturn day), and Sunday is the day of the Sun.

The month of March is also named after the planet Mars, of course.

The book falls into a number of catergories. Perhaps Space books for kids being one of the most searched for. There are popular search terms like kids astronomy and astronomy for kids. The Playful Planets children’s book series is certainly the ideal way to teach kids about the planets, or in this case the planet superheroes . Reading is a discount ticket to anywhere … including space. Learning should always be fun for children.

There are three books in the Playful Planets children’s book series.

The Playful Planets say Hello and Watch the Rocket
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In the first book The Playful Planets say Hello and Watch the Rocket the planets introduce themselves and watch a rocket ship from Earth fly through space. They wonder who it will land on.

“They say they reach for the stars, but they only ever seem to get this far!” moans Marvin, the miserable Man in the Moon“All the rubbish they leave after every trip, I’m starting to feel like the local tip!”

The stunning and original artwork by Bigfoot studios brings the planets to life in true superhero style, while their personalities reflect their roles in myth and legend. For example, MARS, the God of War, is Mr Bully; Veronica VENUS is the Goddess of Love and Beauty; JUPITER is Jovial Jove, the God of Justice; SATURN is Old Father Time, Mickey MERCURY the mischievous messenger, and Uri URANUS is the magician (the seventh son or seventh from the SUN).

The Playful Planets and The Days of the Week 
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The second book The Playful Planets and The Days of the Week teaches children the days of the week as well as the names of the planets. As already mentioned, the days are named after the planets in many languages; especially older Latin derivative languages. For this reason, many of the Spanish and French day names also get a mention in his book.

The Playful Planets Behaving Badly
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The title of the third book The Playful Planets Behaving Badly is self explanatory.

With a creative slant, the planets behave in a manner similar to their portrayals in mythology. It all starts when Mickey MERCURY, the mischievous messenger, attempts to deliver some bad news to Mr Bully, MARS, who takes exception. He blames Mickey for putting him in a bad mood. “Don’t shoot the messenger,” responds Mickey. “I like to deliver the news. It’s not my fault you’ve got a short fuse…”

Learning can be fun.


The Playful Planets kids book series is ideal for all inquisitive children aged 3-7. One psychologist even argued that the children’s book series is suitable for children up to 9 years old, at least as reference material given the educational content. Opinions may vary, but one thing is for sure. Teaching your kids about the planets of our solar system is the way to go – a fascinating subject matter for them, for sure.

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