Could you recommend resources on the Solar System for 6-7 year olds?

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Steve Harvey asked the Naked Scientists:
Dear Chris

Are there any good CDs or Websites on the solar system which you consider suitable for 6-7 year olds. I have looked at quite a few. They are either too cluttered or too sophisticated.
Yours sincerely
Steve Harvey

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Why don't you make one together?

or try this little experiment...

I made my first scale model on a roll of teletype paper tape (anyone remember that stuff?) On this 1-inch tape, my Sun was the size of the tape - 1 inch in diameter. It all started out well. Mercury was only about 3-1/2 feet from the sun and Earth was almost 9 feet from the Sun. What I didn't bargain for was that Pluto was 354 feet down the tape! I used up almost the entire roll.

gives a great indication of distances. And that space is big.. really big...