Boredom Busters from National Geographic Kids

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Here in New York we still have quite a way to go until school starts up again after Labor Day. While summer vacation starts out exciting and fun in June, things start to get slower here in August. I’m always looking for “boredom busters” for both of my boys and have found a great source for just that from National Geographic Kids.

I received a wonderful assortment of books from National Geographic Kids for review. Each book is designed to help keep little minds sharp and occupied for hours on end, combining having fun with learning. Both of my boys were excited to see new books arrive at the house, and I was happy to have a new source of entertainment for them that is as educational as it is fun.

Boredom Busters from National Geographic Kids

We received:

* The Amazing Pets Sticker Activity Book ($6.99) – my big guy LOVES this book. He’s quite an animal lover and is drawn to all things animal. I like that this book is so colorful and easy to use (each set of stickers is labeled with the page they belong on). My son is having fun completing animal puzzles and matching up the shapes of the stickers. And this book isn’t just about stickers – there are mazes, prompts to draw and create as well, giving kids a nice mix of activities in one book.

* The Super Space Sticker Activity Book ($6.99) – my little guy took to this book. He loves space ships and the idea of space, so this book was a great fit for him. At three, he needs my help for placing the stickers, but we’re having fun matching up the sticker shapes and reading about the planets and stars. This book also includes non-sticker activities as well.

Boredom Busters from National Geographic Kids

* Funny Fill In Books ($4.99 each) – we received four different titles of funny fill in books: My Medieval Adventure, My Dinosaur Adventure, My Pirate Adventure, and My Pet Adventure. These books help reinforce vocabulary terms and grammar issues using a fun create-your-own-story format. These books are great for young readers, and would be perfect for long car trips, rainy days at home, or even as stocking stuffers for the holiday season. I’ve tucked these books away for when my older nieces and younger cousins come over – they’ll have a blast with these!

* Kids Quiz Whiz 3 ($9.99) – this book is filled with 1000 trivia questions on subjects ranging from pets to space, sports to weather. While this book is recommended for ages 8-12, my five year old was able to answer a lot of the questions and we’ve been having fun testing out his knowledge and learning new fun facts. This is the type of book you can have a lot of fun with on game nights!

Boredom Busters from National Geographic Kids

The National Geographic Kids website is full of fun facts, polls, and stories of amazing people, places, and things. It’s a great site to explore with your kids and can be a great companion to the books and other learning materials they offer for sale, like the books featured in this review.

You can learn more about National Geographic Kids by visiting their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Gina is a working mom of two young boys, living in Westchester NY. She enjoys taking pictures, blogging and spending time with her boys in her spare time.

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