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learning and laughs with {National Geographic Kids}

I blinked and my baby girl became a kid.  She will be turning seven in a month and as a homeschooling mom, I am always struggling to keep her challenged. It is truly something I never stop looking for — new resources to teach her everything I can.  A wonderful place to look to is National Geographic Kids, an awesome holiday gifting idea as well (big discounts below!).

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I received a care package of National Geographic books from Moms Meet that cater to kids, but have been fun for me as well.  They are high quality and perfect for adding educational and entertaining books in your kid’s holiday stash.  I can really break them down into three categories: informative, funny and heartwarming.

The two books I have been using during homeschool time are the NGK Almanac 2014 and NGK First Big Book of Why.  The Almanac 2014 is the world’s best selling Almanac for kids and I can see why.  It is jam packed with interesting facts and photos on virtually any topic!  My daughter and I like to just flip to random pages and learn about what we land on, from dinosaurs to global warming to extreme sports.  We do the same with the First Big Book of Why.  This is something every parent should have around as soon as the kids start asking questions.  Be prepared and have all the answers when your kid asks “why do I have to eat vegetables?” or “why are flamingos pink?”

A great fun fact book is NGK’s Ultimate Wierd But True 2, packed with wacky facts and photos.  Besides Disneyland, my daughter’s favorite place to visit is the Ripley Believe It or Not Museum in Hollywood.  She’s into the weird so this book is right up her alley.  Did you know you are breaking the law if you build a sand castle on a beach in Eraclea, Italy?  And did you know a baby peacock is called a peachick? aw!

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My daughter loves to learn, especially about animals, but her favorite book has to be Just Joking 4, a book filled with jokes any kid would find hilarious.  There are jokes of all varieties from knock, knock jokes to tongue twisters.

Knock, Knock.

Who’s there?


Macaw who?

Macaw won’t start. Can I use your phone?

Hilarious.  There is also NGK Funny Fill-In, which I am loving right now as my daughter is in first grade.  She learned just this year what a noun, verb, adjective and so on are, making this a really fun activity and great practice for her.  It has certainly spiced up homeschool and has us cracking up!

Inside this package was also a couple heartwarming, tear-jeaking books, Devoted and Mother’s Love.  Animal lovers will absolutely die over these two!  Devoted is a book of “38 extraordinary tales of love, loyalty and life with dogs.”  We’ve all heard a story or two about that dog who was separated from his family and travel hundreds of miles to reunite, or the dog who saved his owner’s life, well here are 38 in one book.  It is food for the soul and my daughter has actually wept over some of the tales!

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Mother’s Love tugs at the heart strings with inspiring stories of mothers all over the animal kingdom.  My favorite story has to be about Scarlett, the cat who ran back and forth into a burning garage to retrieve every one of her five kittens.  She was badly injured but survived (as did her kittens). That is just the beginning of this wonderful collection of stories, quotes and photos.

National Geographic Kids has a great collection of early and young reader books, including Best Friends Forever, a book all about animal friendships (some quite unusual!). My daughter isn’t quite ready for this chapter book, but I’m excited to know these exist.  She can read, however, the lower level books like Meerkats.  I plan on buying more of these early reader books as they are interesting and educational.  Most of my daughter’s reading books are about fairy tales or other fictional stories, and while those are great, these National Geographic Kids books are better!  Definitely will be stuffing the stocking with more like Meerkats.  Level 1, 2 and 3 offered, as well as the chapter books.

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National Geographic Books are available wherever books are sold, but, until Dec 31st receive 30% off at Moms Meet!  Keep in the know by liking National Geographic on Facebook and following on Twitter.  I also suggest following National Geographic on Instagram as I do for all the great photos!

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC. or the manufacturer of the product.

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