When I was a kid, I remember spending hours looking through National Geographic magazines. Even before I could read, the pictures were enough to keep me entertained. I loved learning about science, nature, people and all of the wonderful places I would imagine traveling to.
The regular adult magazines are great, but kids now have all kinds of fun that’s made especially for them. In addition to kid friendly magazines, they also publish an annual almanac. Even though it’s only June of 2013, the 2014 almanac is ready to entertain and expand minds.
Kids Almanac 2014
Pub. date 5/14/13
The book is for kids and is recommended for ages 9 and up, but … I double dog dare you to open it up and not get sucked into spending much more time than you planned looking at it – can’t be done. Kids in the target age range will get a lot out of it, but younger ones will also enjoy the photos and some of the activities and adults will realize that there is a lot of interesting stuff in our world that we weren’t completely aware of.
The pages of the book are pretty and entertaining. There are lots of images and eye catching text that make the whole thing interesting.
There are 10 different sections:
- Your World
- Awesome Adventure
- Amazing Animals
- Wonders of Nature
- Culture Connection
- Fun and Games
- Super Science
- Going Green
- History Happens
- Geography Rocks
Kids can start at the beginning and read it cover to cover or they can skip around to whatever strikes their fancy. There is no right or wrong way to read this book.
This type of learning is great for kids anytime. It’s especially good for kids to keep sharp and enjoy using their minds during the summer when they don’t have the pressures of school and standardized testing. This book can help your kids really learn in ways that they will remember, because it really is fun to explore the world around us!