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My kids are avid readers. They have read classical novels, graphic novels, popular novels and everything in between. They love to read individually and as a group. It is my favourite time of day when I put down my phone, stop doing chores and sit down with each of my children and share a chapter or two of their favourite book. Its a great way to bond with my children, encourage inquisitive thinking and learn about the story from their point of view.
This holiday season, I provided the kids with a new series to read: National Geographic Kids: Weird but true! National Geographic is the leader in educating the public about the world in fun and interesting ways. Their Kids line provides the same educational resources as their adult version but it is created in a fun and exciting form that will encourage kids to learn more, explore more, thirst for travel and try new things. The best part about National Geographic for kids is it offers it’s educational materials in many different forms. From of books to magazines, on-line content to videos, apps to Tv/Radio broadcasting, National Geographical kids offers something for everyone.
Weird But True!
The Weird but True series began in 2004 in the National Geographic Kids magazine as a feature article. After many positive responses to the articles, Weird But True began creating a book series. There are 10 original books in the series and it has been so successful it has spun off to create more than 30 books and activity books.
3 Reasons My Kids Love Weird but True! CANADA
1.. Weird But True! books are highly entertaining! With the turn of each page my kids learned a new fact about their country. Like did you know “Its Illegal to climb trees in Oshawa?” and “Canada geese have tiny teeth all around their beaks and tiny barbs on the side of their tongue?” My kids were thrilled to be able to connect things they knew about Canada and put whole different spin on it.
2.. Weird But True! books are easy to read! Whether you are 5 or 45, theses books provide one to two sentences per page that are thought provoking and astonishing. My 7 year easily picked up the book and enjoyed it as did my 12 year old. The best part is easy to pick up and put down, so its perfect when I need a quick read before bedtime! Did you know “Its illegal in Canada showing crime in them – even when the crime is committed by a superhero?” huh!
3.. Weird But True! books spark interesting conversations! After reading the books, my kids loved to share what they learned. Often these timbits of knowledge would lead in to further discovery and long conversations focused on the why and how of it. We learned many different things that I even didn’t know and I loved how it inspired my kids to think deeper! Did you know that “The modern whoopie Cushion was developed in Canada?”
Want to enter the Weird But True! Canada contest? Kids ages 6-14 are invited to submit their own verifiable weird facts about their hometown, province or country. Just go to https://natgeokids.com/wbtcanada now until January 31, 2019. Good luck!