Monday, October 12, 2020

These Two United States Atlas Books from Nat Geo Kids are a Must Have for Homeschooling Families and Hybrid/Remote Learners (Review)

 Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

With so many kids doing distance/remote learning for 2020-2021, or switching to homeschooling for the school year, many parents are looking for great educational resources to pick up for their kids to have on hand.  Being a homeschooling parent for over 6 years, I am always looking for great new books to add to our learning, as well as to recommend to other friends and family who homeschool their kids.  I was recently sent the two US Atlas books from Nat Geo Kids a couple weeks ago, and LOVE them!  It is funny how I get excited about books, especially ones I know that will be a great addition to my girls' learning and our homeschooling journey. But, I have to say, these two new atlas book are really great, and well made. I especially like the beginner's atlas for early learners. I wish I had a book like this to help me introduce my girls to an atlas and the US when they were little. It would have made things easier, as they love full color photos, like the ones you get with this new release.

Ever since receiving these two new atlas books from National Geographic Kids, I have had them out each day when we are doing schooling. The girls love to flip through the pages and read about the states and our country.  Through eye grabbing full color photos, fun fact boxes and lively photo essays, these to atlas books are a great addition to our schooling, and are getting my girls excited about learning about each state as we globe-trot through the states this year.  We are not only learning about each state, but also cooking our away through the states with a fun recipe book I found earlier in the year.  My girls are hands on learners, so incorporating cooking/baking and now the use of this full color atlas, learning about the US is fun and not something that feels like I am pulling teeth to get the girls to sit for and want to learn about.

If your kids are home learning this year, or you are looking to update your current US atlas to a more kid-friendly one, I highly these two new ones from National Geographic Kids.  They would also make for a great holiday gift idea for kids who love educational books that offer amazing photos and fun facts.

More about these two new atlas books from National Geographic Kids:

Beginner’s United States Atlas, Third Edition, (ages 7-10) "The fully updated edition of this popular atlas introduces young readers to the wonders of all of America's states and territories, with maps, fun facts, geographical features, and more. It’s accessible design showcases what's unique about each state and territory and every profile starts with a colorful map and essay and includes capital cities; population; important land and water features; state birds, flowers, and flags. It's all packaged in a bigger format, with a refreshed design, and bold, bright photos and illustrations.

United States Atlas Sixth Edition, (ages 8-12) Current, authoritative, and produced by the expert cartographers at National Geographic, this best-selling United States atlas is newly updated with all the latest info and is  packed with maps, stats, facts, and pictures. National Geographic's world-renowned cartographers have paired up with education experts to create maps of all 50 states, U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., that pinpoint the physical features, capitals, and other towns and cities. Discover the latest data along with colorful photography of each state and the people who live there. Key points reflect the latest information about land and water, people, and places. Essays cover each region of the country while eight specially themed maps on nature, population, economy, energy, climate, and more delve deeper into key issues. State birds and state flags add to the high visual interest." 

 Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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