Mommy Blog Expert: Animals Inspire Kids to Get More Active + Galápagos Islands Family Trip Giveaway

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Animals Inspire Kids to Get More Active + Galápagos Islands Family Trip Giveaway


Kids


Betting MBE's mom and dad readers agree with National Geographic Kids that both teamwork and good sportsmanship are essential values every boy and girl should possess. So I'm excited to share these adorable and inspiring photos that exemplify those characteristics and show kids they can be and do anything they want. Without a doubt, bike riding dogs, acrobatic chimpanzees, racing pigs and other wacky weekend animal athletes all express the same message: YES WE CAN!

This is such a great way to get your child motivated to start being more physically active this fall. Have kids look at these inspirational animal athletes excelling in various "sports," then ask them how many of these activities they've actually tried (or would like to do) ... swinging from a safe distance on a tree branch, you get the idea. If your son or daughter isn't the sporty type, not to worry.  Why not, instead, encourage them to take a peek at these sporty, educational and entertaining Weird But True! facts.

Giveaway


In the spirit of amazing creatures, there's also fun competition going on for children worldwide. Help your kid take a photo of their own special animal athlete, then enter it in the Amazing Animals category of the 2016 National Geographic Kids International Photography Contest. The prize is a family-friendly trip of a lifetime for two to the Galápagos Islands provided by National Geographic Expeditions. Hurry and enter soon, because this kids photo contest ends October 15, 2016.


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11 comments:

Audrey McClellend said...

What an amazing giveaway! I would love to see the Galapagos islands with the kids. Wow!

Catherine Sargent said...

This is such a terrific giveaway. It would be so neat to go to the Galapagos Islands.

Jeannette said...

What an amazing opportunity. I have always wanted to go to the Galapagos islands! It is probably the very top of my bucket list.

Lisa Favre said...

The idea of athletic animals is just oh-so-adorable! I would love to see the bike-riding dog in action.

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

This picture is so funny.
The posted giveaway destination looks like a beauty!

Tania said...

My daughter would LOVE this contest. She loves all animals. I lived in Ecuador and have dreamed of visiting the Galapagos Islands!

Meagan Ivie said...

Oh my gosh, I've always dreamed about going to the galapagos islands! Love the idea of animal athletes!

Olivia Douglass said...

This looks SO fun!! I would love to take my family here!

Amanda said...

That dog cracks me up LOL! What a great opportunity with this giveaway.

Johnsons said...

Omg I love giant turtles!! My kids would have a blast!

Janeane Davis said...

The Galapogos islands are an amazing place. This is a wondrous place for a giveaway!