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National Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge – Thinking Like a Robot Contest Plus Children’s Book Reviews

National Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge - Thinking Like a Robot Contest Plus Children's Book Reviews
National Geographic Kids books have been a staple in my family for years. Every time one of the kid’s birthdays roll around – it is almost guaranteed that they will receive at least one or two National Geographic Kids books. And yes, I am usually the one that winds up gifting them. There is something timeless about the National Geographic Kids book collections – the same books that my kids were reading 10 years ago with excitement and a thirst for knowledge in their eyes, seem to have the exact same effect on my nieces and nephews now, and they get the same spark in their eyes!

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book Of Who

National Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge - Thinking Like a Robot Contest Plus Children's Book ReviewsThis year my 8 year old nephew’s birthday rolled around, and I was truly stumped on what to give him. So, I followed my intuition and logged on to the National Geographic Kids website. I scoped out their new releases, and “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book Of Who” instantly grabbed my attention. The age range was 4-8 years old, which may have been a bit rudimentary for him but I figured that my nephew would enjoy it because he would actually be able to read it himself and not have to wait on an adult to sit down with him.

When I received “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book Of Who” I sat down to flip through the pages before I wrapped it up and took it to my nephew’s birthday party – and I was totally sucked in by the bright colors and real-life photographs. Before I knew it, I had read all 128 pages of a preschool level book, and I didn’t regret a single second of it! Even I learned some interesting facts about history. “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book Of Who” contains over 30 profiles of important and influential people throughout the world – and somehow manages to link them all together. The list of “who’s” included everyone from Sacajawea, Amelia Earhart, and Jackie Robinson, to The Beatles! I even found a few important “who’s” that I had never heard of, and after learning about how important their roles were in history – frankly I am a little ashamed of myself. Each profile included exciting facts that I knew my nephew would gobble up.

National Geographic Kids Weird But True Food

National Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge - Thinking Like a Robot Contest Plus Children's Book ReviewsBeing an 8 year old boy, my nephew has a passion for food – and sometimes even eating strange things that are clearly not food. So for his birthday I also picked up a copy of National Geographic Kids Weird But True Food. I figured if he is going to eat us out of house and home, he might as well learn a little something about what he is eating. “National Geographic Kids Weird But True Food” is actually geared for 8-12 year olds, but I won’t mind sitting down to read it with him. However, by the time we are done I will be famished because every page literally features a life-like photograph of one amazing dish after the other. All together “National Geographic Kids Weird But True Food” features over 300 facts about food – and I already know he is going to run around the house quizzing everyone with juicy tidbits from the book.

If you are searching for an educational gift for a kid in your family that will grab their attention and won’t get tossed to the bottom of the toy box or crammed in to the back of their closet, then I highly recommend “National Geographic Kids Weird But True Food” and “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book Of Who.” You can pick them up at the official National Geographic Kids website, and while you are there you should check out the amazing new contest that they are running. Your kids could win free movie tickets to the new National Geographic Movie, “Robots 3D!”

National Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge

National Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge - Thinking Like a Robot Contest Plus Children's Book ReviewsNational Geographic 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge runs from May 1 2015 – August 1 2015, and it’s a great way to keep your kids busy during summer vacation. This year’s challenge invites kids to find and test solutions to problems that National Geographic Explorers could face while they are out discovering in the field on a daily basis. The purpose of the challenge is to inspire kids to learn more about robotic technology and how it is used to complete work that is considered dirty or dangerous. The challenge is open to all kids ages 6-18 years old, and everyone that enters will receive a free movie ticket to viewRobots 3D, a certificate from National Geographic, and the chance to have their entry featured in an up-and-coming National Geographic Kids book!

Use this form to submit your solution, working or non-working, to National Geographic by midnight, EST on August 1, 2015!

 

Disclaimer: Tourist Meets Traveler did not receive compensation for this review. Any and all opinions expressed are our own. Product was provided for review purposes as Brand Ambassadors for National Geographic Kids.