Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Website Review: National Geographic Kids

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is an outstanding source for informational reading materials. In addition to the print magazine, readers can also access thousands of articles at the National Geographic website without a subscription. 

This week, be sure to enjoy the “First Thanksgiving” article. It provides an excellent overview to the history of the holiday including dispelling myths. Links are provided to related articles.

A search of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS website provides numerous articles on many topics making it a great resource for informational reading activities. The short articles generally include high-quality photos to engage readers. In addition to articles, the website also includes games and other interactive content.

The app version of the magazine contains rich opportunities for reading as well as engaging interactive content for subscribers. Print subscribers get complimentary access.

There’s also a National Geographic Kids YouTube channel. With both free and subscription-based content, this video resource is a great way to stimulate an interest in animals, adventure, and science

To read the First Thanksgiving article, go to http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/content/kids/en_US/explore/history/first-thanksgiving/

To go to the first page of the website, go to http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

To download the free app, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/national-geographic-kids/id436482773

To explore the YouTube channel, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/NatGeoKids