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Beat the Summer Slide with a National Geographic Kids Giveaway {A Scream for Ice Cream Hop}

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The kids have been out of school for several weeks now, so I think it's time we have a little talk about a not-so-fun subject--- the summer slide.

No, this isn't a cool new water slide at the local pool or even a backyard playground. Summer slide is the very real tendency for kids to lose some of the progress they've made in the previous school year during summer vacation. Did you know that two months of reading skills are LOST over the summer and that it can take up to two months from the first day of school for a student’s brain development to get back on track?

As a parent, that's something I want to avoid. I want my kids to start school right on track and ready to keep on learning. So, what are we to do? One of the best ways to do that is to keep them reading all summer long. I shared some tips on encouraging summer reading here.

Among those tips? Make reading fun!

For that, one of our go tos has become National Geographic Kids. Their books are always packed full of fun facts and vibrant photos that my kids LOVE to pick up. Nevermind the fact that they're extremely educational--- they're so fun, kids don't even think they're learning. Today, I'm excited to share with you one such book- National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018:

Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the New York Times best-selling Almanac, packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include three chapters on engineering and technology, space and Earth, and life sciences; a guide to New Orleans, just in time for its 300th birthday; an updated Fun and Games chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; 18 Facts for 2018 feature in every chapter; updated reference material, and much more.

Now I know what you're thinking... an almanac? That doesn't sound like much fun does it? But one quick look inside will quickly change your mind... this book is pack full of fun and interesting facts that will keep kids going back for more all summer long. You've got animals! You've got space! You've got geography! You've got culture! You've got sports! You've got history! All wrapped into one bright book! Your kids will learn fun facts about all of these topics and many more! There's even a section with fun and games like mad libs or mazes. My son enjoys the quizzes at the end of each section, and I love the 'homework help', which provides tips and tricks that are sure to come in handy when school begins.

With so much to read and see, not only will it help fight against the dreaded summer slide, it'll also help prevent the equally dreaded, "I'm bored!"

You can learn more at the links below:

* Like National Geographic Kids on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/NationalGeographicKid
* Follow National Geographic Kids Books on twitter - @NGKidsBks

And to celebrate summer, one very lucky winner will win a prize pack featuring the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 and Melissa and Doug Spark Shark Toss & Catch Pool Toy! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery.
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


  1. My grandson loves the National Geographic Kids magazines

  2. I love the National Geographic books! My kids are super interested in sharks. This a great giveaway for summer!

  3. National Geographic does the best books! This looks like fun!

  4. My great grandchildren would love these books.

  5. I love this "something to read" and "something to do" prize pack!

    And I love almanacs.

  6. My son has LOVED every National Geographic book he has picked up! They are awesome!

  7. The first entry to visit Natl Geo Kids on Facebook gives an Error message :(

  8. My son would love this

  9. The Nat Geo FB page link isn't working..
    I love NatGeo and I'm excited for my twin Grandsons to get old enough to enjoy the shows and magazines.

  10. My cousin would love these!


  11. National Geographic Kids books are so informative & educational. I even like reading them myself. :)

  12. My grandson will be starting second grade this year and is already an avid reader. National Geographic is a favorite of his!

  13. My youngest son loves animals & nature. This would make an excellent gift for him. Thanks for the chance!

  14. I really enjoy learning new things about sharks during shark week. It's so popular!

  15. My granddaughter would enjoy me reading these to her

  16. My 8 year-old loves the National Geographic Almanacs. He is always telling me interesting facts that he read in them. He would be so excited to have the 2018 Almanac.

  17. My child loves sharks and would love this prize

  18. My daughter would love this. She really enjoys National Geographic.

  19. My kids would have so much fun with this prize pack.

  20. National Geographic provides fun and learning that makes both enjoyable to the whole family! Great books!!!


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