Monday, August 18, 2014

National Geographic Kids: Summer Boredom Buster Review & Giveaway 9/1

Thanks to National Geographic Kids for this set of activity books for the review & giveaway

National Geographic's magazine for the younger set: an appealing mix of articles on wildlife, entertainment, science, technology, extreme sports, adventures, amazing kids, and world wonders.

National Geographic Kids Sticker Activity Books bring National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format and feature mazes, spelling and pattern games and drawing activities.  The Amazing Pets Sticker Activity Book features animals that kids can't get enough of like dogs, cats, lizards, hamsters, bunnies, and birds, to name a few, while the Super Space Sticker Activity Book is chock-full of stars, planets, comets, aliens and everything out of this world.   

Whether you've been transported back in time to the land of dinosaurs or the Middle Ages, captured by pirates, or run your very own pet resort,  the National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-In series lets kids tell -- and star in -- their very own story.   Combining National Geographic Kids' photography and illustrations in colorful, laugh-out-loud pages, these engaging, entertaining and educational books challenges kids to think about words in creative ways, and write their own wild and wacky stories.
* Funny Fill-In:  My Dinosaur Adventure -- You've just been transported back in time— to the land of the dinosaurs! 
* Funny Fill-In:  My Pirate Adventure -- You've just been captured by pirates! 
* Funny Fill-In: My Medieval Adventure -- On a family trip to the Renaissance Fair, you meet a wizard who send you back to the Middle Ages! 
* My Funny Fill-In: My Pet Adventure -- You've just been assigned to watch over the family pet resort, kennel, and animal hospital! 

Quiz Whiz 3: 1,000 Super Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions is packed with fantastic photos, themed quizzes, true-and-false questions, photo-driven quizzes, and includes questions about animals, weather, countries, and lots more. Kids will have a blast quizzing themselves and their families on tons of fun trivia!

I was so excited to get this set of books for our girls because they love activities. All kids get bored during the summer, and with our girls ranging in ages from 8 months to almost 7yrs old, its hard to do something everyone likes. Since I'm a stay at home mother to our girls, it can get exhausting thinking of fun things to do for all of us while also tending to a baby, but with the arrival of these books, our girls were able to share in some fun on those rainy indoor days, and get along at the same time. 

Our oldest daughter has just entered 1st grade so that means most of these books are too old for our girls at this current time, but as Madison learns more and explores English class, the Funny Fill-In books will be perfect for her. It'll be a nice way for myself or my husband to have some quality time with her flipping through the book and filling in the fun little sentences to create stories. 

While our kids are too young for this Quiz book, it's something I've tucked back when they're a little older. My husband loves trivia and using his brain, and our oldest daughter takes after him with this quality. I can envision them having so much fun with this book and answering the questions and spending quality time together. It's a decently thick book so there's plenty of trivia to go around and several themes to go with the questions as well. 

The sticker activity books are our girls' favorites. Since we have a two year old, she enjoys sitting with her sisters and helping them do the pages, and watch as they do the other activities. I like that there's puzzles using stickers to complete a page because it makes them think about what goes where, but you don't have a big mess of puzzle all over your table or floor. Since there's two books we don't have fighting, and with two different themes, it fits both our oldest girls' personalities well. 

Overall I like this set. It's different and gives a little something for everyone to do. Now that we're back in school, they're nice to have on the weekends since it's been raining so much here lately, and it's a break from the normal of coloring books or toys. 

These 7 books retail all together for $44 and you can purchase them from National Geographic Kids store. You can also connect with National Geographic Kids via their website, Facebook and Twitter

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Carol L. said...

What a great giveaway. My grandson would love to work on these. :)
Carol L
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