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National Geographic Kids

by National Geographic
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 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.

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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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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • ASIN: B000063XJL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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1,540 of 1,591 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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751 of 778 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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539 of 565 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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222 of 232 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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272 of 288 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 Amazon.com 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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151 of 158 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great pictures and interesting information!
Published 3 days ago by Gina marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars have loved it (me
I have many grandchildren, and all who have received this, have loved it (me, too - when I get to read it with them)
Published 10 days ago by E. Lentz
5.0 out of 5 stars My 6 year old looks forward to getting her magazine ...
My 6 year old looks forward to getting her magazine every month - very colorful, full of information and she really enjoys it!
Published 10 days ago by M Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy for animal loving children
Great for kids
Published 17 days ago by angela
5.0 out of 5 stars National Geographic for Kids - a statement in itself!
This is the only magazine that gets saved! My grandson is 11, and can't wait to go page by page to the back cover. He's very precocious and has a photographic memory. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Ellie Kincaid
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 19 days ago by Victoria
4.0 out of 5 stars Our grandsons have been very pleased with their magazines and look...
My Grandson loves it
Published 23 days ago by Lance Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My great granddaughter loves the magazine.
Published 23 days ago by W Sharon
4.0 out of 5 stars Marz.mobi Reccomends National Geographic Kids for 8-11 years old kids!
Marz.mobi says Good magazine! I thought their would be more pages. My 6 year old enjoys them but cannot read them himself. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Marz.mobi
5.0 out of 5 stars great
my grandson loves it
Published 1 month ago by J. Wang
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