WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2007)–National Geographic Kids magazine will have a new sibling when the National Geographic Society launches its latest bimonthly publication, National Geographic Little Kids, with the March/April issue. Aimed at preschool children (3- to 6-year-olds) and their parents, the magazine is packed with teaching tools to help parents inspire a love of learning in their children. National Geographic Kids’ Vice President and Editor in Chief Melina Bellows will hold the same title for National Geographic Little Kids. The magazine will not accept advertising. National Geographic Little Kids will be available by subscription for $15 a year and on newsstands for $3.95 a copy. The on-sale date for the premier issue is Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007.
Filled with lively photographs and engaging stories to develop prereading and early reading skills, plus interactive picture games and puzzles to teach logic and counting, each 24-page issue will contain fresh and imaginative instruction tools. There will be captivating animal stories, answers to questions on kids’ favorite topics, features on different cultures to inspire a sense of understanding about other parts of our planet, and interactive experiments to introduce simple science. Each issue also will include a set of six wild animal cards.
National Geographic Little Kids is a perfectly sized magazine for little hands, at approximately 6½” by 7″.
Littlekids.nationalgeographic.com is a new interactive Web site with games and activities as well as tips for parents on how to enhance their child’s reading skills. Like NG Little Kids magazine, the site brings animals, nature, science and just plain fun to the littlest learners.
“Everything you need to help your preschooler become a bright, curious explorer can be found in the pages of National Geographic Little Kids,” says Bellows. “After all, who better to introduce your children to the world than National Geographic?”
The theme of the premier issue is China and baby pandas. The feature stories are on Chinese culture and giant pandas growing up. Activities have a Chinese theme and include sorting, matching, naming, counting, finding and maze games. The science experiment is bubble fun.