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National Geographic Little Kids

by National Geographic
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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Enrich your child's appreciation of the natural world with National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This magazine is primarily aimed at preschoolers, and kids from ages three to six will enjoy the content. It includes articles on animals from around the world, science, and cultural topics discussing life in other countries.

The large text and engaging full-color photographs in National Geographic Little Kids magazine help beginning readers explore the content on their own, and exciting activities throughout the magazine keep your child's interest so learning becomes fun. Some of the activities you can expect to find include age-appropriate mazes, matching games, counting exercises, and rhymes. Each issue also includes things parents and kids can do together, such as crafts, science activities, and recipes to try at home.

National Geographic Little Kids magazine is ad-free, so you can feel secure knowing your child isn't unduly influenced by advertisers while enjoying the articles and activities. It also includes questions for parents and kids to discuss the topics further, so you can use the content as a starting point to more in-depth investigation of things that spark your child's interest. The magazine comes six times a year, bringing new topics to your mailbox every other month to inspire your child's imagination and get him or her excited about learning more about the world.

Whether your little one is already fascinated with nature or you want to inspire a greater interest in the world, National Geographic Little Kids magazine offers a fun and fascinating way to teach your child about animals and plants, other cultures, and science.

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An innovative new magazine full of learning and fun for today’s preschoolers and their parents! Bursting with lively photographs, engaging stories, and interactive picture games, each issue supplies you with fresh and imaginative teaching tools created by noted educators at National Geographic.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • ASIN: B000R2YU5M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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210 of 211 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with activities and photos and NO ads. November 1, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Having received 6 issues now, I am very impressed with NG Little Kids. Each issue is 24 pgs long, of which 19 of them containing high quality photos (as opposed to drawings). It is packed with activities: a page or two on questioning animal behavior, figuring out rhymes, finding differences and similarities, naming close-up shots, matching big and small items, counting, solving a maze, finding animals within a scene, and imagining what an animal in a photo is thinking. Not only is there a short article detailing one animal but usually there is also one on a society culture (i.e. Africa, China, India), which most kids' magazines lack. A few pages are dedicated to science exploration, craft, and cooking. Every issue also has six tear-out cards of animals with an animal fact on the back of each. Even though it is geared to toddlers and preschoolers, this magazine interests all of my kids, ages 6, 4 and 1 (but really the best for ages 3-4). Best of all, except for a tear-out subscription postcard, there are no ads (unlike NG Kids). This magazine is better than National Wildlife Federation's Wild Animal Baby. As mentioned in a previous review, buy it direct from National Geographic to save money. The only thing I can think of to improve the magazine is to have more issues per year and maybe sturdier/thicker pages.
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207 of 220 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Magazine for Kids - But Way Too Expensive on Amazon September 8, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This is a new magazine from National Geographic - my 3 year old loves it! The photography and illustrations are a step above most magazines aimed at toddlers. Plus, there are tear-out cards in every issue.

My only major complaint is that Amazon is charging way too much for a subscription. On the National Geographic site, you can get it for $15 a year. Don't waste your money here.
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Mag for LITTLE KIDS July 11, 2012
By Kitler
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This short magazine is really wonderful for the audience it's targeted to: LITTLE KIDS. Think 2-3-year-olds here. My 3-year-old son received a subscription for his birthday and absolutely loves it. He and his Dad read it together and it only takes about 20 minutes to read the whole thing at his pace. I do think that the age appropriateness will depend on your kid; I'd say there are 1- and 4-year-olds out there who would also enjoy it. I suggest searching your public library or inter-library loan to see if you can borrow a copy first to see if it's something your kid will like (this is what we did).

I want to address some complaints other reviewers have made:

1)Uses stock photos. They may be stock photos but they are fantastic ones, up close, and suited to young children. I can only imagine this keeps publishing costs lower than they'd otherwise be.

2)Too simple/not enough content. I disagree. This is meant to be a first magazine, even before a kid is old enough for the classic Highlights mag. It's got LOTS of high-quality photos so a kid can enjoy looking at it on his own. The written content is meant to be interactive - I like this for a small child. If you want articles that keep you interested as a parent, you should get National Geographic or if your kid is beginning to read himself then order NG Kids. Also, in addition to the content in the magazine there is a website with games, "science experiments", crafts and short articles on animals. The web content doesn't match what's in the paper mag each month, but it is a fun way to fill in the gap while you wait another week for the next issues and fun to introduce your kid to learning on the web.

3)Too few issues.
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83 of 87 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not much to it February 5, 2008
By magmom
Subscription Term Name:1 year
My daughter (3 1/2) really likes this magazine. As another reviewer said, the content is great. The only problem is, there's not enough of it. It's a small magazine, and it takes us about 20 minutes to go through it. It needs to either be meatier, or more frequent than every 2 months! Even with re-reading, it doesn't last very long before she's memorized the whole thing.

It is cheaper on the NG website, which is how I bought it, and I still question whether it will be worth $15 again this year. For $2.50 an issue, I'd like to see more of it! It offers something that Ladybug and Highlights High Five don't, with a focus on nature and science, but I expected more magazine for the money.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!! May 16, 2011
By momof2
Subscription Term Name:1 year
As an educator and mom of a 3 year old, this magazine rocks! My 3 1/2 year old LOVES it! It is highly engaging. She loves to read it over and over and at this age, and as a developing reader, that is what she should be doing. The age range (3-6) is actually perfect. This product is not meant to send you kid to a corner and keep them quiet for an hour. There are fabulous activities that build reading readiness and help emerging reader. To get the full value out of the magazine make sure you are reading it with your child, and using the guides (such as the questions) to interact and educate your child! Also, there are NO ADS in this magazine....ther is a subscription card, but that is easily taken out and thrown away or passed on to a friend!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very random November 24, 2008
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I was a little disappointed in this magazine. The pictures are nice, but the content seems very random. There are activities aimed at the very young (ie. same and different, color recognition) and then there are some complex concepts that can't hold a toddler's attention (ie. match the letter to the picture that starts with it). It is very short for a bi-monthly, and doesn't offer a lot of stories to read -- usually just one about that month's animal. My daughter does like the tear out animal cards in each issue.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars and it's even better when it's something she can read with Mommy each...
My granddaughter loves to get mail, and it's even better when it's something she can read with Mommy each night. She loves it, and I love that she is so interested in science.
Published 5 days ago by ImaQuilter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Age appropriate and entertaining
Published 14 days ago by Edward S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent kids magazine.
Published 16 days ago by Elaine
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks like a Pamphlet not a magazine
Having subscribed to National Geographic for decades, we ordered a subscription of "Little Kids" for our granddaughter. Read more
Published 17 days ago by DH
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed in National Geographic Little Kids Magazine
I ordered this subscription last December 2013. I received the first issue January/February 2014 very timely and then never received another issue. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Kristine M. Griffith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very happy to receive it.
Published 22 days ago by Roberta Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Good starter for a National Geographic family.
This magazine is a gift for our youngest granddaughter. They are a National Geographic family. My son probably has all those he has received since he was in high school (or... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Betty Rubin
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
My 7 year old and 6 year old Great-granddaughters weren't really interested in magazines. They didn't rush to find out what was in the new ones, etc. Read more
Published 29 days ago by London's Nana
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for little kids
My 4 yr old boy was so excited to get his own magazine in the mail. We keep it in the car and he picks it up and looks at it in the car all the time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by EStylie
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids love this
Its a small mag, but the kids like it. I would recommend this for any preschool aged kid. Great birthday present idea.
Published 1 month ago by molly
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