Reading is the foundation of successful children. This means not just casual reading but continual growth through increased reading comprehension. A child’s reading skills affect performance in all other subjects, as well as progress through adulthood. Consider some of these facts from the Literacy Project Foundation:

  • In the course of one year, 6 out of 10 homes in our nation do not buy one single book
  • Difficulty reading is the main reason for almost half of the Americans that earn an income below the poverty line
  • An estimated 44 million adults in the U.S. cannot read a basic story to their child
  • School dropouts cost our nation $240 billion in social services and lost tax revenues

Be part of the solution to this problem…Inspire your children to read. Encourage them to read often, give them new and challenging material, and start right now.

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National Geographic Kids has books for children in pre-school to middle school. Their thought provoking, non-fiction issues give kids a fun way to learn new information about the world around them. National Geographic Kids Books offers material to enhance reading comprehension and feed an appetite for learning.

This spring, National Geographic Kids is releasing brand new additions to the most popular series. With new books about animals around the world, kids of all reading levels can enjoy facts, beautiful pictures, jokes and activities that will keep them eager to read.

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Check out some of these new titles

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NG Readers: Lions – For just $3.99 purchase this level one reader. Great for kids just starting to read.

Chapters: Kangaroo to the Rescue! – This chapter book has three true stories about real life animal heroes!

Look & Learn: Bears – Learn all you need to know about bears with context reinforcement designed to help kids remember what they’ve read.

Everything Birds of Prey – Great for kids 8-12 this book has incredible photos and lots of information.

Ponies & Horses Sticker Activity Book – Full of games and activities, this is perfect for kids that love ponies! This book will occupy time during long car rides or rainy afternoons.

In addition to great books, National Geographic Kids has a Super Reader site to accompany the Reader Series. Kids can track their reading progress, win prizes, print posters to track their book reading, play games, and take quizzes. These activities make reading and learning fun, but they also promote reading comprehension. It is a great way to encourage your kids to pick up a book.

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A child’s reading level will follow them throughout their life. Every single day, we use our reading skills to perform tasks at work, to navigate while driving, to make choices that profoundly affect our lives. Make sure you are giving your children the tools to sharpen their reading skills so they can become successful adults.

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Disclaimer: Thank you to National Geographic Kids for providing samples of the above mentioned books. They have traveled across the world with me and have been donated to children in both Thailand and Jamaica, to help them learn English!

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18 comments

  1. In this day and age, not being able to read makes life so much harder. I love that National Geographic is making these books available to kids.

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