We just got back from the fantastic conference Family Forward. I don’t usually blog about products I get at conferences because I have to be really moved to spend my time on it and for two reasons, I’m posting about National Geographic and what they did at Family Forward.
One: Family Forward was an amazing conference and my family really connected
Two: I loved the activity of discovering our family super heroes as animals from around the world with the kids
The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.
At the conference, National Geographic Kids got up and talked about how families have super hero qualities. We looked through the book together and discovered that I’m a Cheetah, the kids together are Lion cubs because they are so playful and Zoe is an elephant and Miles wants to be a spider because they are just so cool. I think we decided that dad was a fox because he’s so sly. It was great because we just had fun connecting with each other and laughing. I look forward to discovering more about these animal and then going to the zoo again with the kids.
The First Big Book of animals has a lot of great photos of baby animals and our zoo has had a very large baby boom, I just can’t wait to take the book and make it real and finding out how much the kids learned.
About the National Geographic Kids Magazines:
National Geographic Kids magazine is aimed at young readers from six years and up who want to find out more about the world around them. The magazine contains a superb blend of photos, fun facts, and articles presented in a cheery style, making it perfect for keeping kids’ attention. National Geographic Kids magazine has been presenting information to kids in an accessible way for over thirty-five years.
You can expect the same kind of subjects to be included in National Geographic Kids magazine that you get in the adult version-animals, science, archaeology, and geography-but with technology and pop culture added to the mix too. As you might expect, there is also a strong emphasis on magnificent wildlife photography. Frequent appearances of animal posters can be found within the pages, as well as high-quality photographs sprinkled throughout the magazine. The addition of games and jokes, alongside other activities such as puzzles and competitions, keeps the subjects light, while still getting across the important facts.
Honestly, I’ve always LOVED National Geographic. When I stayed at my grandmother’s house (the one that just died) in the summers I would love to go dig in her closet because it was FULL of National Geographic magazines. What I love about the Kids’ Magazines is that they have just the same amount of details and amazing photos, just in words and topics that are interesting to kids.