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National Geographic Kids

by National Geographic
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (597 customer reviews)

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is a fact-filled, fast-paced magazine created especially for ages 6 and up. With an award-winning combination of photos, facts, and fun, NG KIDS has captivated its more than one million readers for over 35 years. Articles and departments entertain and inspire readers to learn about their world with amazing information about animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography, and pop culture, plus jokes, games, activities in every issue. Review

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.

Your children can explore ancient civilizations on one page, come face-to-face with exotic wildlife on another, and turn the next page to a make and do project, which is often perfect for homework. There are always plenty of gross/interesting facts about animals that your children are certain to share with you, or they can turn to the page that gives them the low-down on their favorite star. Regular competitions are sure to keep your kids involved too.

This quality publication ensures that your children learn while still having fun, so they are more likely to retain the information. National Geographic Kids magazine really helps to bring the world to life, and gets your children excited about learning.

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Product Details

  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • ASIN: B000063XJL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (597 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by AmazonUs/BORVO

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews
1,832 of 1,888 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shamefully rife with advertising August 19, 2003
By A Customer
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This "magazine" is actually advertising with a few decent articles and activities mixed in. I was shocked when my six-year-old son received his first issue--it was filled with food, clothing, and media ads. There is also some lame content that looks like an activity but is really advertising (the latest issue has a two-page spread that has kids look for the brand-name cereal pieces that don't match the others). I cannot believe that National Geographic would even consider being associated with this publication.
Kids are bombarded enough with advertising via television, movies, and fast food restaurants. Do we really need to target their developing minds during a simple pleasure such as reading? I should think the goal of a decent children's magazine is to get the child to sit calmly, relax, and read; this magazine simply adds to the culture of hype and cross-promotion.
If you don't want your child thinking that "Kim Possible", Pokemon, and Froot Loops are subjects of a science magazine (and if you don't want to pay for the privilege of doing so), steer clear of this one and take a look at Ranger Rick or other publications with no ads.
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939 of 971 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars When did this magazine head south? March 30, 2004
By Nola
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I had a subscription to National Geographic's original kids magazine, World, when I was a child. In fact, I still have a couple dozen issues from about 25 years ago, which my 5 years old son has enjoyed looking through.
A few months ago, I looked on the web to see if World still existed. Happily, it did, now renamed National Geographic Kids. I ordered a two-year subscription for my son.
I wanted so much to like it. But the damn thing is chock full of advertising for candy, video games and movies, and in a way that makes it hard to separate the selling from the educating. It is a little repulsive, actually, the level to which the advertising is carried.
As I sit here in front of my computer, I am looking wistfully at a May 1982 issue of World magazine. Within which, there is not one stich of advertising.
What happened?
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322 of 333 people found the following review helpful
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Subscription Term Name:1 year
I bought a single copy of National Geographic Kids at a bookstore thinking I would give my grandson a subscription. I will not. I couldn't believe the number of ads and, worse yet, how much they were made to look like articles. Even many of the actual articles are about "product placement." What other purpose than advertising is there in a 3-page article on The Lord of the Rings? A child's movie? I think not, not for the 8-12 year old set. How could National Geographic have gone so wrong, treating children like nothing more than little consumers? Truly ugly!
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668 of 699 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the worst kids' magazine you will ever see November 3, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The magazine is one huge ad. Even the feature stories are all about selling some popular culture fad. A great example is a story about how the Incredible Hulk "evolved" from its comic book roots through its TV show to its currently released movie version. Most of the feature stories are like this. They are selling current films or pop singers, not teaching your children anything. I cannot describe how bad this magazine is.
Try Ranger Rick! Or check out KidsDiscover. Great magazine - $20.00 a year - no ads!
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233 of 242 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I am truly appalled that National Geographic would squander it's reputation by putting out such a low quality publication. Never again will I assume that the National Geographic name confers high quality or intellectual integrity. I found what little educational content there was to be dumbed down and lacking in focus. I also found both the excessive amount and the type of "tween" targeted advertising to be inappropriate for a supposedly educational magazine.

Before subscribing, I had only seen seen "samples" of this magazine, but the samples are not at all like the real thing. The samples had more pages of educational content than the real magazine.

When we received a subscription as a gift, I was appalled at both the excessive amount and the type of advertising - not at all appropriate for younger elementary students, nor in any way related to the supposedly educational focus. I was so disturbed by the content of some of the ads for violent video games and inappropriate movies, that I did not even show the magazine to my son.

As a science educator, I decided to quantify my impression, so I counted the advertising pages vs. the actual educational content and the non-educational pop culture drek (star interviews, movie reviews, product reviews). In the 56 page issue I reviewed, there was only 21 pages of "educational content" (including the cover and some pretty lame trivia), ads took up 17 and 2/3 pages and there were 12 and 2/3 pages of non-educational pop culture drek and thinly disguised marketing (including star interviews, movie and product reviews, non-educational jokes or puzzles). The last 4 and 1/3 pages included crafts (2 pages), one educational puzzle (1 page) and the publishing info & contents (1 and 1/3 pages).

Draw your own conclusions.
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334 of 354 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many commercials! November 22, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I'm so glad we didn't buy a subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine without checking it out at the news stand first! It truly seemed like there were more pages of ads than of actual CONTENT in this magazine.

If you're looking for a good kids' magazine about nature & wildlife, try one of the National Wildlife Federation's excellent publications. My kids enjoy Your Big Backyard (for ages 3-7) and Ranger Rick (for kids 7 & up), both of which are available through or [...]

Kids Discover magazine (for 6-12 year olds) is another favorite with my children (and me) and contains great science & social studies articles without the commercials of NG Kids. You can subscribe through Amazon or [...]
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful magazine - great facts and illustrations
My grandkids have been enjoying this for years now and recently my granddaughter has asked me to share the full NatGeo magazine with her once I'm done. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the magazine?
My kid loved it once he got an issue. He has only received one.
Published 6 days ago by pawla
5.0 out of 5 stars We all love this publication!
A great publication - my grandkids love it an I find myself reading it when I visit !
Published 6 days ago by judith
5.0 out of 5 stars Good magazine for kids with great photos, a little thin, but no...
Good magazine for kids with great photos, a little thin, but no complains.
Published 10 days ago by Tyler Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Its easy to read has colorful pictures and give the kids ...
this is my standard gifts for my friends young children and is always a hit. Its easy to read has colorful pictures and give the kids something to look forward to coming in the... Read more
Published 11 days ago by LB
1.0 out of 5 stars More of an advertisement than magazine
This is like a mini catalog you'd get in the mail from a makeup company than a magazine. Filled with ads. Not happy I spent that kind of money on this junk.
Published 12 days ago by Bikingmama23
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Long Ship Time
We were excited to order Nat Geo Kids for our children after viewing one together at a doctor's office. Unfortunately, it took MONTHS for the first edition to arrive. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Graystone71
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loves National Geo for kids
Set to my grandson who is just 6 and he loves it....I was sent a picture of him holding his first copy with an
ear to ear smile... :)
Published 13 days ago by Rosemary
5.0 out of 5 stars I even enjoy reading them with the kids
The kids are so excited to get these in the mail. Very informational...I even enjoy reading them with the kids. Great price and great magazine. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Sandy
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