A lot of you might remember growing up reading National Geographic books. I can remember that we had an extensive supply of them. My siblings and I are bookworms and we kept our parents busy trying to keep enough reading material on hand to satisfy our curious little minds. Today National Geographic is a favorite in my home as well. It’s easy to see why they are the leading nonfiction publisher for kids and the only publisher with the world’s premier scientific, education, and research organization at its core. When it comes to my kids, I want them to use their time productively but in a fun way. NG helps me do that with their colorful graphics, beautiful photography and rich informative content which are hallmarks of its books.
From the time the kids were born, I started teaching them ways in which we can help take care of our environment. If we’re out walking and see litter lying about, I pick it up. There are some kids in the neighborhood who are pretty much given way too much freedom so they walk through everyone’s yards leaving a trail of trash where ever they go. When I do something like pick up their litter, I explain why I’m doing it. I’m hoping it will catch on with them and I think it’s starting to as I watched even the youngest of the kids stop and pick up trash on our sidewalk when we were taking a stroll around the block. I’ve yet to see any of them walk over trash instead of picking it up.
One of the many many many (and a hundred more many’s) things I love about National Geographic is that their mission is to inspire kids to learn about the planet and empower them to make it better. Last week when I was too ill to even sit up, I let NG help me with the kids. They read through all of their leveled readers and started over at one point. They even enjoyed taking the quizzes and or word banks at the end of each book. I’m always happy when they learn things that are important to me, which I want to be important to them and things that will follow them throughout life.
Not only does National Geographic have the new National Geographic Kids Readers that’s been entertaining the kids, they also have a Super Readers program on March 2nd of every year. Go ahead and add it to your calendar for next year so you won’t miss it. FYI, March 2nd also happens to be the Birthday of none other than the beloved Dr. Seuss. To learn more about the Leveled Readers and Super Readers program, head on over to NG. If you think your kids are ready for reading adventures, be sure to check out all of the cool prizes, awesome activities, and more.