WASHINGTON (Aug. 19, 2009)—The award-winning magazine National Geographic Little Kids today launches a digital extension of the publication at littlekids.nationalgeographic.com. Like the magazine, the companion Web site is aimed at preschoolers ages 3 to 6 and their parents, and is packed with age-appropriate ways to digitally interact with young children and excite them about the natural world.
In addition to games, crafts, recipes, science experiments and videos, the site, debuting in time for back-to-school, features a variety of fun and engaging resources to help parents talk to their children about the first day of school. Special content includes seven video clips where mommy and daddy animals “teach” young animals important skills. Helpful tips for mom and dad on how to ease preschool jitters are provided.
The parents’ companion feature includes “Parent Tips” to help guide curious preschoolers toward safe and fun exploration of the world. As the site grows, the Little Kids team plans to create a vibrant online community for parents to share ideas and resources.
“We’re excited about the launch of our Little Kids Web site,” said Michelle Sullivan, NG Kids digital media executive producer. “Our goal is to build on the great success of National Geographic Little Kids magazine by creating an age-appropriate online experience for preschoolers and parents, where they can play, learn and explore together. We want to help develop skills to create a generation of active and engaged digital learners.”
Littlekids.nationalgeographic.com is the second National Geographic kids magazine Web site. Kids.nationalgeographic.com is the Web site for National Geographic Kids magazine, a publication for the elementary school-aged set. Aimed at 6- to 12-year-olds, this Parents’ Choice Recommended Site Winner contains hundreds of videos, interactive features, games, activities, blogs and current-event feature news bites. It also features authentic kid-to-kid storytelling by real kids across the globe, bringing the world to kids’ laps via their laptops.
Littlekids.nationalgeographic.com and Kids.nationalgeographic.com are the online destinations for all the quality kids content produced by National Geographic and tied to the mission of inspiring kids to care about the planet — and the people, places and animals on it. From a brand trusted by both parents and educators, littlekids.nationalgeographic.com and kids.nationalgeographic.com are two of the only true content-based Web sites for kids.
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