National Geographic for Kids is a great publication that lets children learn about nature and the world. The National Geographic for Kids web site has released its Young Explorer magazine online with its very own website. It is here that kids can explore the information in a fun and safe online environment, all for free!
This site is great because just like the magazine, there are beautiful, real pictures. It is aimed at kindergarten and first grade children, but the information and activities are great for any child. They are allowed to read or listen to a story. You can turn the pages with the click of a mouse. There are also options to have the text read aloud from a narrator, which is great for struggling readers and English language learners. The word are highlighted as they are read, so students can easily follow along, helping them learn fluency and reinforcing sight words and new vocabulary.
These stories are great for introducing children to non fiction and learning about nature and the world around them. The beautiful pictures and explanations are great for incorporating science lessons into reading units.
There is also a section to find resources to use. You can get lesson plans, discussion questions, ready-to-copy worksheets, and more. You can also browse previous issues and read those stories, too. You can use these resources to plan upcoming lessons and topics. The beautiful pictures would also be great to project on interactive whiteboards or story time.
With kid-friendly navigation, the National Geographic Young Explorer site will bring out the explorer in your kids!
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