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National Geographic Kids

by National Geographic
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)

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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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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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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • ASIN: B000063XJL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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1,353 of 1,397 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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633 of 652 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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452 of 470 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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215 of 222 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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170 of 176 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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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134 of 138 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Subscription to Disappointment January 15, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year
When I was young I had a subscription to the National Geographic kids magazine which was at the time called "World" magazine. It was interesting, and I held onto my subscription for nearly 8 years. My parents remembering how much I enjoyed this magazine, bought my daughter a subscription to the latest incarnation of this magazine. The National Geographic Kids. It is SUCH a disappointment. While I don't think there are actually any more ads in this magazine than any other, there are far too many "articles" that act as full page advertisements for Movies & Television shows. They also have a monthly calendar that spends more time announcing birthdays of celebrities and movie release dates (?) and fun facts about pop stars(?)than historically or scientifically relevant dates. In the January 2004 edition only 24 of the 40 pages were free of ads or movie/television related articles/images. The articles are without depth. Most of the information in this magazine is segmented into "sound byte" sized chunks. It is more like an "Entertainment Weekly" for kids. National Geographic should be ashamed put its name on such an obvious attempt to feed our kids even MORE pop culture. We will not resubscribe!
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140 of 146 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A former fan feels betrayed July 18, 2004
By A Customer
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I was a reader of "world" (the former name of kids" in the 70's and 80's, and I loooooved it. When I had nieces and nephews, I was excited to be able to share this with them - but what a come down - it's shamefully pandering to commercial interests, and the cool science and nature activities are just plain gone. I'm a lifetime member of NG, and am embarassed by this magazine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars NG Kids is not a magazine
This is basically a platform for advertising with many ads and only a few good articles, pictures or activities sprinkled here and there.
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Published 1 day ago by MK
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I absolutely love it!!! I got the subscription for my kids but I really enjoy the magazine as well. I recommend it both to parents and kids
Published 6 days ago by Edelmira Detrinidad Roa
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed the first issue
My 7 year old daughter really enjoyed the magazine. I found it interesting as well. It didn't have many advertisements.
Published 12 days ago by Jody
4.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine!
Bought as a birthday gift for a 10 yr old ,second year in a row. It's her favorite magazine. Unlike a toy that will be shelved soon, this gift will keep her smiling throughout the... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mrs.J.P.
2.0 out of 5 stars If your child actually likes animals, get Ranger Rick Jr. instead
National Geographic kids is the USA Today of children's magazines. If your child has a genuine interest in animals or nature, look elsewhere.
Published 1 month ago by Amber Anderson Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value
This was bought for the Grandsons in Colorado they share it between three boys at home, They also share the stories at their school with their respective teachers too.
Published 1 month ago by Jerry Kohler
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Sent to a 7 year old and he loves it. He has been receiving it for two years, now. A gret mag.
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Sandra Kiersky
4.0 out of 5 stars material is great, delivery problems
there is good variation of stimulating material for kids 6-12,
however,it takes 2-3 months to fix wrong address updates,
you may need to re-mail past issues
Published 1 month ago by j. armstrong
1.0 out of 5 stars Advertising and inane trivia
I am really disappointed in this magazine. It is full of advertising and product links. In addition, in place publishing articles of scientific interest at age-appropriate reading... Read more
Published 1 month ago by happy mom
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Magazine for Youngsters
I subscribed to this magazine for my grandson who loves to read and tells me he very much enjoys receiving it.
Published 1 month ago by W. M. Estabrook
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