|This is a lynx- my favorite animal growing up!|
For little kids, National Geographic has videos, pictures, and facts on animals geared towards younger children. Toot and Puddle and Mama Maribelle videos are posted with games and learning goals for kids from the shows that parents can read and emphasize. My favorite is the Explorer Magazine. A voice reads the words of the magazine while each word is highlighted! They also have a guide of how to teach it! They have this and so much more! Check out: http://bit.ly/Hl8aHY
While technology offers wonderful opportunities such as this, be careful on the screen time your child has each day. The American Association of Pediatrics suggests that you only allow your child to have one to two hours of screen time a day which includes television, computer, phone, iPad, etc. Children learn better through face to face interaction. If you would like to read more about this check out: http://bit.ly/Hiiy8c
Knowing that, you can let your kids play games for a bit, but you could use the information from the articles to teach your kids face to face about the animals you and your kids love and use the crafts page to come up with fun ideas to go along with the lesson!
What is your favorite part of the National Geographic?