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National Geographic Little Kids

National Geographic Little Kids

May/June 2021
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National Geographic Little Kids magazine - perfect for children ages 3 to 6. Irresistible photos and simple text to enhance early reading experiences, along with games, puzzles, and activities, that turn playtime into learning time.

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United States
National Geographic Society
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
seals: built to swim

Mediterranean monk seals spend most of their life in the sea. They breathe air like you do but have tricks to live in the water. Seals can hold their breath underwater for 15 minutes. Their nostrils close to help keep out water. The seal swishes its back flippers from side to side to swim. Its front flippers help it turn and stop. Big eyes help it look for food in the dark ocean. Long whiskers feel fish swimming by. The seal catches one and swallows it whole. Gulp! JORDI BAS CASAS/NHPA/PHOTOSHOT/SCIENCE SOURCE (ABOVE WATER)…

1 min.
animal look-alikes

Many animals look alike. But they are different kinds of animals. Look at each animal. Then find another animal that looks almost the same. Example:…

1 min.
a robin feeds its chicks

1 Robins feed their chicks earthworms. To find the worm, the robin stands on the ground. It looks for worms hidden in the grass or dirt. 2 The bird catches the worm with its beak and pulls it from its hiding place. 3 The robin flies back to the nest. It carries the worm in its beak. 4 The hungry chicks open their mouths wide. Mom or Dad drops in the worm. If the chicks are very young, the robin breaks the worm into pieces. © IVAN KUZMIN/ALAMY (3,4)…

1 min.
shape shifters

Find the pointy end of the cones. Trace the square shapes of the cubes with one finger. Circle the spheres with two fingers. Tap each cylinder three times. ANATOLIY KARLYUK/SHUTTERSTOCK (HAT); IMAGESANDSTORIES/AGE FOTOSTOCK (COVER, MAIN); JORDI BAS CASAS/NHPA/PHOTOSHOT/SCIENCE SOURCE…

1 min.
wild cards

Florida panther FUN FACTS This panther is a rare kind of cougar that lives in Florida. These wild cats do not roar but will chirp, whistle, purr, and growl. oak eggar caterpillar FUN FACTS The hairs on an oak eggar caterpillar help keep its body dry when it rains. This kind of caterpillar will turn into a moth. llama FUN FACTS Llamas live with people. They are not wild animals. People use them to help carry things in the high mountains of South America. Siberian chipmunk FUN FACTS This little chipmunk lives in Europe. It makes an underground burrow with one room for its nest and another to store food. spotted eagle ray FUN FACTS Rays are fish. The spotted eagle ray spends a lot of time in shallow ocean water. It uses the sharp spines on its tail to protect itself. fossa FUN FACTS The fossa…

1 min.
critter corner

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