I wanted to share with you a set of National Geographic Kids Leveled Readers that we received for review. Our set includes:
- Pre-reader: Hop, Bunny!
- Level 1 Readers: Follow Me!, Red Pandas and Los Dinosaurios
- Level 3 Readers: Mars and Sacagawea
- And National Geographic Kids Animal Ark (photos by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore accompanied by poetry by Newbery award-winning poet Kwame Alexander)
I want to start out by saying that we love these books! My kids are curious, fun-loving kids and they love reading and being read to.
F loves learning
Studies have shown that early reading is key for healthy kids' mental development. I am a firm believer that you can never start reading to kids too early and that you can never read too much. I love that National Geographic has different leveled readers including pre-readers.
These readers deliver amazing color photos, facts and fun on each page. The books are sprinkled with subject-related jokes because studies show that laughing helps kids learn. Active engagement with books also helps kids retain what they read so the books include challenges for the kids to interact with it.
F and D looking through Animal Ark
G petting the bunny
C likes Mars the best. I enjoyed when he shared with me all the cool facts that he learned (like if you weighed 100 lbs on Earth, you would only weigh 38 lbs on Mars) and the jokes sprinkled within. I am not surprised that this book was his favorite as his room has a space theme to it.
C reading Mars
D with Sacagawea
I cannot say enough good things about these books. We will definitely be adding to our collection. The color photos are astounding. I remember wanting to be a National Geographic photographer as a kid, did everyone want to do that? What a cool job! I am also really excited that these books are helping peek E's interest to start reading more - yes!
Disclosure: We received a sampling set of National Geographic Kids Leveled Readers and an Amazon gc in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.