Raising a Political Child? National Geographic Can Help!

Wed, January 20, 2010

Changing the World

There’s no question that PunditGirl gets a good dose of the political just by being my daughter!  But, I really do make a point for her to see more than one side of the world and give her as many opportunities to learn about the world from other sources as I can.

She’s enjoyed the National Geographic Kids magazine for years — an annual holiday gift to her from my aunt –  and has learned a lot from those pages.  So when I was given the opportunity to check out the 2010 National Geographic Kids Almanac with her, I thought it was a great idea!  I do very few product reviews or giveaways here at PunditMom, but I felt this was a good fit for families who want to give their children a little more exposure to the world in the way that National Geographic excels at!

You get politics, pandas and pets.  Kids will learn about world culture, what other kids are doing and where to explore new things!

What better way to start raising a child who’s engaged in the world around them (whether it has to do with politics the way we talk about them today or just the world at large to have a better understanding for the future) than with this colorful and accessible Almanac.

You can keep track of fun facts and activities from the Almanac online at the Twitter account dedicated to National Geographic Kids. And if you’d like to win a copy of the Almanac, leave me a comment about your favorite National Geographic moment from your childhood no later than Friday, January 29 and I’ll pick one person at random to receive it!

Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.  PunditGirl and I received a free review copy of the almanac which we will be donating to her fourth-grade classroom.

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7 Responses to “Raising a Political Child? National Geographic Can Help!”

  1. Daisy Says:

    My favorite NG moment actually happened more recently. I received a grant to buy $500 worth of children’s magazines for my 4th grade classroom. My students loved NGKids! I loved watching them pick up issues and find new interests. My favorite moment was when one student developed an interest that went beyond the magazine and started checking out library books on his new fascination: the pyramids.

  2. Kristin Says:

    My favorite National Geographic moment happens every day when my 7 year old comes home from school. It’s our routine cuddle, then for he and I to take the National Geo Bee quiz of the day together. We’re a HUGE Geography family — live and breath it!

  3. April Says:

    This is completely off-topic, but I have a question for you, PunditMom, albeit stupid, but I still want to know why Obama didn’t give his State of the Union on the anniversary of his inauguration.

  4. RainbowW Says:

    My NG moment:

    When I was perhaps seven, someone (I guess my mom) bought a subscription to National Geographic World, which, upon looking seems to have been discontinued as an independent title. I remember looking at a photograph of a panda and being fascinated that such a cuddly-looking animal could be so large!

    I kept my World subscription for a number of years, and was extremely disappointed when my dad let it expire, despite my requests for a renewal. Oh well. My kids are getting old enough now, I suppose it’s time to re-up for them.

  5. K Says:

    My son just got a subscription for christmas. I think he read the whole issue to me while I was cooking dinner. If we get it, I should be prepared to listen all year. :-)

  6. Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama Says:

    As a kid, there was nothing better than getting each month’s National Geographic subscription in the mail for the pictures and the fabulous maps! I love the National Geographic Kids website because they have great content for elementary ages.

    By the way, what do you think the right age for a National Geographic Kids subscription is? I’m definitely considering it for our just turned 6 year old! Thanks for the giveaway! We would love this! :)

  7. jodifur Says:

    This isn’t from my childhood but my 4 year old son was given national geographic for kids as a holiday present and he loves it. I hope that counts as an entry.

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