National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is a fact-filled, fast-paced magazine created especially for ages 6 and up. With an award-winning combination of photos, facts, and fun, NG KIDS has captivated its more than one million readers for over 35 years. Articles and departments entertain and inspire readers to learn about their world with amazing information about animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography, and pop culture, plus jokes, games, activities in every issue.National Geographic Kids magazine

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  1. 1,327 of 1,370 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Shamefully rife with advertising, August 19, 2003
    By A Customer
    This review is from: National Geographic Kids (Magazine)
    This “magazine” is actually advertising with a few decent articles and activities mixed in. I was shocked when my six-year-old son received his first issue–it was filled with food, clothing, and media ads. There is also some lame content that looks like an activity but is really advertising (the latest issue has a two-page spread that has kids look for the brand-name cereal pieces that don’t match the others). I cannot believe that National Geographic would even consider being associated with this publication.

    Kids are bombarded enough with advertising via television, movies, and fast food restaurants. Do we really need to target their developing minds during a simple pleasure such as reading? I should think the goal of a decent children’s magazine is to get the child to sit calmly, relax, and read; this magazine simply adds to the culture of hype and cross-promotion.

    If you don’t want your child thinking that “Kim Possible”, Pokemon, and Froot Loops are subjects of a science magazine (and if you don’t want to pay for the privilege of doing so), steer clear of this one and take a look at Ranger Rick or other publications with no ads.

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  2. 617 of 635 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    When did this magazine head south?, March 30, 2004
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    Nola (Bay Area, California, United States) –

    This review is from: National Geographic Kids (Magazine)
    I had a subscription to National Geographic’s original kids magazine, World, when I was a child. In fact, I still have a couple dozen issues from about 25 years ago, which my 5 years old son has enjoyed looking through.

    A few months ago, I looked on the web to see if World still existed. Happily, it did, now renamed National Geographic Kids. I ordered a two-year subscription for my son.

    I wanted so much to like it. But the damn thing is chock full of advertising for candy, video games and movies, and in a way that makes it hard to separate the selling from the educating. It is a little repulsive, actually, the level to which the advertising is carried.

    As I sit here in front of my computer, I am looking wistfully at a May 1982 issue of World magazine. Within which, there is not one stich of advertising.

    What happened?

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  3. 441 of 458 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This is the worst kids’ magazine you will ever see, November 3, 2003
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    Megan Crane (Phoenix, AZ USA) –

    This review is from: National Geographic Kids (Magazine)
    The magazine is one huge ad. Even the feature stories are all about selling some popular culture fad. A great example is a story about how the Incredible Hulk “evolved” from its comic book roots through its TV show to its currently released movie version. Most of the feature stories are like this. They are selling current films or pop singers, not teaching your children anything. I cannot describe how bad this magazine is.

    Try Ranger Rick! Or check out KidsDiscover. Great magazine – $20.00 a year – no ads!

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