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Whether you realize it or not, you started encouraging your kids’ compassion for the planet early in life by teaching them to place empty cans and bottles in the recycling bin and to shut off the light when they leave a room. Continue to nurture this kindness and caring for Mother Earth and all of its wildlife with the help of National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids. With wacky facts, stunning photos and inspiring stories, the children’s magazines will make your kiddos more engaged with the world around them. Read on for six ways the magazine is a must-read for future conservationists.

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1. Your Mission: Rescue Animals!
You don’t need to go on safari or hop over to the rainforest to help save the planet’s endangered animals. In National Geographic Kids magazine you’ll find the Mission Animal Rescue section that’s filled with easy ways your kids can help protect wildlife. Recent activities include researching companies with animal logos and asking them to help protect wildlife and throwing an endangered animal party. With Mission Animal Rescue it’s easy to raise awareness about animal rescue in a fun and engaging way. Find out more and download the toolkit by clicking here.

 

 

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2. Test Your Knowledge with Totally Weird Facts
Did you know that Antarctica is a desert even though it’s mostly covered in ice? Or that apple sauce was the first food eaten in space by an American astronaut? The magazine features a ton of Weird But True facts that are guaranteed to blow your mind and get your kids thinking deeper about the world around them.

 

 

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3. Read an Inspiring Story Together
Take storytime to the next level with unbelievable tales of heroic animals that will warm your heart and help grow your child’s love of wildlife. Learn about the dog who is certified to find and help stranded dolphins or the tale of an amazing otter who can shoot hoops!

 

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4. Get Lost in the Amazing Photos
Each issue of the magazine is loaded with incredible photography. Your kiddos will dig the pics of super cute animals (with accompanying facts about these creatures), jaw-dropping natural wonders from around the world and shots from around the globe submitted by pint-sized readers.

 

 

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5. Collect Wild Animal Cards
In each issue of National Geographic Little Kids your mini-adventurers can collect Wild Animal Cards. As their collection grows so will your kids’ knowledge about the world’s wildlife.

 

 

 

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6. LOL
Sure, the magazines are all about learning about the planet and Earth’s wildlife, but everything is done in a fun and kid-approved way. In fact, each magazine features a Just Joking wildlife joke that will have your kiddos in stitches. Try the above joke on for size!

How do your kids learn about the planet and help conserve wildlife? Have they read National Geographic Kids or National Geographic Little Kids? Tell us about their favorite part of the magazine in the comment section below!

ngk_grayyellow_logoThis year give your child the whole world with a subscription to National Geographic Kids (ages 6-13) and National Geographic Little Kids (ages 3-6). Kid-tested and approved, each magazine is chock-full of amazing photos and fun facts about animals, space, history, science and so much more. Your little adventurer will thank you with every issue.