As a mom, I am always looking for great ways for my kids to learn about the world around them, to get them outside and loving nature as much as possible and to minimize screen time as much as I possibly can. I’m a big fan of books, library time (which we unfortunately have to drive 70+ miles to get to now) and hands-on resources and exploration.
When given the opportunity this summer, I happily accepted a position as a National Geographic Kids Insider. We get a behind-the-scenes look at National Geographic Kids, including interviews with authors, explorers and editors. Those we get to share with you. We also get to see some of the NGK products (besides just the magazine) and we’ll have an opportunity to share those with you too. It’s a win-win situation.
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015
This Almanac is just packed full of relevant information for kids. The numerous photos and illustrations keeps both my kids entertained for quite a while (and full of questions too!) There are jokes, games, puzzles, fun facts and so many things to learn it may take us until the end of 2015 to get through it. While my boys (aged 3 and 5) are definitely a bit young for parts of it, I read them bits and pieces and they love looking at the photos. Kids that CAN read on their own devour it – a great road-trip book!
I personally think it’s for “kids” of all ages – I am learning all sorts of new facts too.
**See giveaway below!**
Cross- Country Ice Cream Expedition:
National Geographic Kids gave out a pretty awesome grant this year to three men with a mission of teaching kids about the world around them (and preserving it) through ice cream. They are driving an Ice Cream truck around the country talking to kids about their favorite places to explore in nature. They’re also asking them to take a pledge to protect those places. You can take the pledge here too!
Magnolia Ice Cream has stepped in and sponsored the expedition with enough ice cream for everyone in the following unique flavors: mango, avocado, guava, and a purple yam coconut swirl. From what I hear, the truck is in Wyoming now and will be having their next big event in Colorado Springs, CO on August 2nd. You can follow them and their route on their site.
Local friends – watch for a special local ice cream party so you can sign pledges and eat some ice cream too!
Win a National Geographic Kids’ Almanac for your family:
As part of the NGKs Insider group, we’re happy to be able to hand out a copy of the Almanac to one of you!
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