My daughter isn’t quite old enough to read, but she tries. Even though she can’t read yet, to say that she loves books would be an understatement. She is frequently getting books out of her room, bringing them in and “reading” them to us. The funny part is that very often if we read the first page or two and then let her take over the “reading” she actually does a pretty good job at the story based on the pictures.
So we figured if she was really that smart we should get her started on the road to MIT. Plan A was to dig up the hubby’s old Encyclopedia Britannica and turn her loose on that. Bonus points if you actually know what I’m talking about. Double Bonus Points if you ever got a visit from the Encyclopedia Britannica Door-to-door salesman. Triple points if you had one of these monster encyclopedias.
Needless to say, that didn’t go so well. Have you seen one of those things? Each volume is like 1000 pages and there are like 30 volumes. And they’re heavy too. My daughter could barely lift one of those let alone read it. So given that she can’t actually read, that was probably not a good plan A.
Plan B went over just a little bit better. What was Plan B? The National Geographic Kids Almanac. Bright colorful pictures and short articles that are easy to read and fit her attention span. She loves this thing. MIT here we come.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2015
The world’s best-selling almanac for kids is back! This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating articles about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include a special section on cute animals; a “Fun and Games” chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; a redesigned continents of the world section; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; updated reference material, and much more
Please note that the Almanac is geared towards children ages 8 to 12; however, it easily held my 4 year olds attention. This is a great book for children of all ages.
Sections in this Edition:
- Your World 2015
- Amazing Animals
- Going Green
- Awesome Adventure
- Super Science
- Fun and Games
- Culture Connection
- Wonders of Nature
- History Happens
- Geography Rocks
- New dinosaur myths busted
- New weird-but-true facts
- New “15 cool things” features
- New digital extras, including free games, photos, and more
- More than 500 amazing photos
- Updated maps and reference materials
- “Stump your parents” quizzes, amazing inventions, wild animals, homework help, and green ways to get outside
Click HERE to PURCHASE the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015.
Disclosure: I am a National Geographic Kids Insider and received free product to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.