Disclosure: I received some Nat Geo and Almanac samples to facilitate this post All opinions are my own.
Getting my family prepared for a long road trip can be quite a challenge. Between packing, coping with heavy traffic, bored or restless kids and driver fatigue, the process of “getting there” can test anyone’s patience. But with some careful planning everything from rest stops to activities that keeps the kids entertained, will make the experience more enjoyable.
When traveling with children, you need to keep them busy. Besides their tablets, I usually pack a folder of printable activities to help banish the boredom. They also love to bring their National Geographic Almanac books, to help them pass the time away, as well as stop the summer slide.
The Almanac became a staple of the kids’ road trip bags a couple of years ago. We tossed them in as an extra, and realized just how much fun the kids had with them. They ended up learning all sorts of interesting things as well as trying out the trivia and activities the books provided. Overall the Almanac ended up being one of the most read books of the entire summer and the kids were learning without even realizing it.
The latest edition of the National Geographic Kids Almanac has 10 sections of high interest topics, that lets kids explore the world as well as keep the “summer slide” at bay. This book has rich content, serious fun, an interactive explorer -led challenge as well as online extras. It is the perfect summer reading choice for long road trips, camping as well as staycations.
- 350+ pages and 500 amazing photos
- Updated maps, facts and reference materials
- Your World 2018 chapter with things to do, places to see and ways to change the world.
- 18 Cool Things featured in every chapter
- Fun games, Jokes and activities
- Chapters dedicated to engineering and technology, space, and Earth and life sciences
- Almanac Newsmaker Challenge to save our Sharks