Still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for that eager little reader in your life? Then look no further than the wonderful and reliable National Geographic’s Kids Encyclopaedia, Little Kids First Big Book of Why?
National Geographic is known for their photographs bringing out every spectrum and shade of colour to hyper-realistic life and this little kids encyclopaedia is no different. The images jump out at you, making for an entertaining read for both the kids and parents.
The great part about this book is that it is divided into 4 main sections: Amazing Me, How Things Work, Animals All Around, Wonders of the World. These sections do a good job of answering questions that will grab a kids interests about the natural wonders, extra-terrestrial and the technological ones, that are all around them. There are also some random ones such as “ Why do the Stairs Seem to DIsappear on an Escalator”?
Hey, with questions like these, parents can learn some random facts too, which should surely help during all those socializing at Holiday parties!
I do wish that there was a section on anthropology or cultures though, such as exploring Indigenous ones. How cool would that be, especially in light of the Indigenous Reconciliation efforts?
Please Note: This is most suitable for kids 4-10 years old.
There are experiments in this book that you and your child can and should do together, perhaps, over the holidays when they are off from school
This encyclopaedia is a good starting point. If you and your child want to explore the facts in this book further, you can certainly research using the online tools at your local library or get books on the topic.