Even though kids have been out of school for several months now, parents are earnestly trying to keep up with scholastic homework, activities, and reading. With all this extra time off and as summer approaches, kids may have reached their boredom level. Summer is a great time to not only enjoy the downtime but also educate our kids with interesting literature and books. National Geographic Kids is an ideal choice. Their books are filled with fascinating facts, fun finds, and fantastic adventures! This year, National Geographic has released four awesome titles for kids to explore during the summer months.
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021
The National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 is a wealth of wonder, wander and wildlife for kids to wade through. It’s divided into four sections, Your World 2021, Awesome Explorations, Amazing Animals, and Wonders of Nature. Each topic shares just enough information to peak a child’s interest, but not overwhelm them. Kids will enjoy reading about newly discovered animals, learning about zero waste, or discover some scaly superheroes.
The photography is superb and the illustrations are colorful, captivating, and compelling. Plus, kids will have a blast testing their knowledge with the Quiz Whiz and Bet You Didn’t Know sections. There’s a whole Fun & Games chapter where kids can read jokes, fill in the blanks, search and find, and more fun stuff. There are tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, geography, cool technology, and more for kids to probe this summer.
National Geographic Little Kids Big Book of Why
The National Geographic First Big Book of Why will answer all those incessantly thoughtful and goofy questions kids ask over and over. Kids ask why questions because they are trying to get a sense of the world around them, and this revealing book will answer them with fun and engaging information. The book is divided into four sections, Amazing Me, How Things Work, Animals All Around, and Wonders of the World.
Some of the probing questions answered are Why do we have belly buttons? Why do I have curly hair? Why do balloons float? Why do some animals have stripes? Why do bees make honey? Plus, there are games and interactive activities that kids can engage in while learning age-appropriate facts. The vivid images, cool facts and playful fun make this adventurous book inviting.
National Geographic Extreme Ocean
The National Geographic Kids Extreme Ocean will have kids diving into an amazing aquatic world. The book is divided into 5 captivating chapters:
♥ Blue Heart of the Planet
♥ Life Beneath the Waves
♥ Going Deeper, Staying Longer
♥ An Ocean in Trouble
♥ How to Save an Ocean
Curious kids, young explorers and ocean lovers will spend hours probing through the pages as they take an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. They’ll learn about aquatic life below and above the oceans, tsunamis, low tides, ocean forests, the coral reef, friendly fish, equipment that allows divers to go deep and stay longer on the ocean floors, global warming, the severe damage litter, and pollution have on our blue oceans and so much more. Each chapter features stunning photography, fun tidbits of information, and Notes from the Field. Secret code: Falcon’s Feather.
Explorer Academy Series
Kids will love the Explorer Academy Series of books. It’s about a young boy, Cruz Coronado, who leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to attend an exclusive school for explorers. He along with a group of 23 fellow students are being trained by the top scientists in the world to become the next generation of great explorers. Together they embark on a series of critical missions, code-breaking, secret formulas, and more.
However, there is some intrigue and secrecy! As cool as this school is, Cruz learns early on that his family has had a very mysterious past with the school. In fact, his mother worked in the school’s lab before dying in a baffling accident so there is more at stake. What’s more, every exploration he sets out on, reveals clues and important puzzle pieces his mother left behind. Plus, eager readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout. The illustrations are beautiful and the storylines captivating. Kids won’t be able to put the books down!
Explorer Academy Field Journal
No adventure should be forgotten, but memorialized in a personal Explorer Academy Field Journal. This record keeper is a place where young adventurers can chronicle their secret missions, express their deepest thoughts, or jot points of interest. The journal starts off with a welcome message that sets the tone and vibe throughout the pages. Kids will get tips and tricks from real explorers. They will also be prompted to dig deep and answer mission questions. The lined pages are adorned with captivating images of animals, scenery, and more. It’s a stunning book that will help you discover your inner explorer and determine if you have what it takes to be a part of the Explorer Academy!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to faciliate a review. All opinions are my won, yours may differ.