National Geographic for Children

by PeggyHazelwood

When you're looking for ways to entertain your child and sneak in a little education, too, take a look at all that National Geographic offers for kids.

We all know that National Geographic is a time-tested magazine that brings the world to our door. The photos and stories take us on virtual trips into the wilds that we might not want to actually go on in person. (Or maybe you would!) Either way, this magazine is a perfect way to learn about our world from the fascinating photos and stories.

National Geographic also prints several magazines and books for children. From the National Geographic Little Kids to the Book of Animal Poetry to the Wild Detectives DVD, National Geographic offers plenty of ways to enjoy the natural world.

I took the personal photos on this page at the Phoenix Zoo. I can't remember what the big horned guys immediately below are called. If anyone knows, I'd love to know so I can label the photo correctly!

Animals in Nature

Animals like these are found in National Geographic magazines.
Animals like these are found in National Geographic magazines.

National Geographic Little Kids and National Geographic Kids

Squirrel MonkeyEven very young kids can get their own magazine subscription with National Geographic Little Kids. This magazine is geared toward 3 to 6 year olds. They will learn some basics about animals, nature, and the world around them.

For older kids, National Geographic Kids is the ticket to get them interested and learning about science and nature. Other cultures are explored exposing your child to people and animals from around the world that they may never hear about otherwise.

Photo Credit:  Peggy Hazelwood

National Geographic Magazines for Kids

The Gift That Keeps Giving All Year Round

National Geographic Books

Make Reference Books Part of Your Child's Life Starting at a Young Age

MacawSatisfy your little one's curiosity with more specific science books that answer all those tough questions that you personally don't know the answer to. Teach kids that a reference book is a great resource and they'll stay curious (and learning) for life.

These books make learning fun by presenting the facts in a fun format:

  • Lots of big colorful pictures make topics come alive.
  • Information is easy to understand.
  • Hands-on games reinforce learning.
  • Crafts and recipes let kids dig in and use their new-found knowledge for good!

A good reference book like a National Geographic almanac or book of facts is something kids go back to again and again.

Photo Credit:  Peggy Hazelwood

Almanacs, Atlases, and Fact Books

Learning Through Films

Not all TV or DVDs are bad. In fact, the variety of DVDs and videos available from National Geographic is vast and they're fun and educational.

These popular DVD series bring animals and the natural world up close for a fun look using fun facts and quizzes to help kids learn while they're watching fascinating sea and land critters:

Really Wild Animals

Right in Your Living Room
Updated: 06/02/2013, PeggyHazelwood
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PeggyHazelwood on 07/06/2013

Yes, they are full of great information presented in such an interesting way!

WriterArtist on 07/04/2013

National Geographic channel is one of my favourite channel. I have gone through some of the editions of the magazine and would definitely recommend them for kids and people of all ages.

sandyspider on 06/06/2013

Nice to see that there is a National Geographic for children too.

BrendaReeves on 05/26/2013

I'll have to keep these in mind for my grandchildren. Thanks for posting this.

katiem2 on 05/25/2013

My kids always enjoyed national geographic for kids, they learned so much and was thrilled with the content. Great recommendation.

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