If you’re tired of animated shows that don’t provide educational value or keep your child’s interest, then Space Racers is for you. Space Racers is an animated series for preschoolers.  The premise is about three characters, airplanes, that have various adventures in space.

SpaceRacersLogo-Color-TMNow, this isn’t just any educational series.  The creators collaborated with NASA and show actual images from NASA missions.

In other words, they’re the real deal.

The first episode, “A Simple Re-Quest” starts out with the three main characters being asked to clean up space junk for the day.  One has a little trouble with his shapes, so the others help him out.  The rest of the episode features songs and team work that are sure to keep your child’s attention.

I’ll be honest I don’t have a preschooler.  I have a 7 month old who is absolutely captivated with the show.  She’s usually only a fan of watching other babies on TV, but with this series, she couldn’t seem to get enough.  She was absolutely content bouncing in her jumparoo and giggling to the songs.

According to the Space Racers website, children will learn about:

“The power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team, all with fun and engaging characters they can relate to.”

The series focuses on components of early childhood STEM curriculum. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and really makes learning fun.

Space Racers has won various awards from Parents’ Choice and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times to name a few.

World Space Week starts on October 4, 2015 and is just around the corner.  The series is also available on Netflix and has recently launched an app on iTunes. You can visit their website, which is broken into two sections; one for parents/educators and one for children.

For the purpose of this review I was sent a Parent & Educator Toolkit from Space Racers.