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National Geographic has been a part of who I am practically my whole life and I consider myself a Baby Boomer that literally was raised within this magazine's famous yellow borders. As a child, I remember fondly the magazines that my Dad received monthly and how I couldn't wait for each issue to arrive in the mail so I could pore through it for fun. Come to think of it, I started "reading" National Geographic when I was around three years old, looking at the pictures before I even learned to read!
|Me at 3 years old, photographed by my Daddy|
|Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Iceland, Raphael Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com|
This is a relatively new magazine that I wish had been around when I was a child. After my first peek ever at this publication, I have to admit that even as a grown-up I enjoyed it, learned a few new things and am already looking forward to the next issue. I'm thinking that both parents and kids will enjoy reading this and then discussing it together around the dinner table. Definitely a great gift idea for a birthday or the holidays coming up.
|National Geographic Kids, November 2013 issue|
Each month, new surprises await National Geographic Kids subscribers. I love the way this publication intertwines modern life and popular culture that kids can relate to with nature.
For example, in the November 2013 issue there's an entertaining and informative article contrasting and comparing some of Hollywood's current popular kids movie characters and facts about real-life animals including
- Po from Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness vs. Giant Panda*
- Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb vs. Platypus
- Jake from Free Birds vs. Turkey
- Turbo from Turbo the movie vs. Snail*
- Spider-Man from the Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Spider
|Kotamundi crossing road in Costa Rica, MommyBlogExpert.com|
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