Weird But True USA, Almanac 2020, and Brain Games: Mighty Book of Mind Benders. What do these books have in common? They’re all going to help your kids beat boredom this summer! I’m sharing purchase links where you can buy one or all of these! Your kids, and your sanity, will thank you.
Help Kids Beat Boredom with These 3 Books
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Weird But True! USA
It’s weird. It’s true. And now, it’s red, white, and blue! Explore the wonderfully wacky side of the United States of America Weird But True! style.
Calling all patriots! Get ready to explore wacky wonders, facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about America’s 50 states and territories! Did you know that there is a floating post office in Michigan? Or that a library book checked out by George Washington was returned to a New York City library 221 years late? Maybe you’d be amazed to discover that the ink used to print U.S. paper money is magnetic? In this latest and greatest edition of Weird But True!, you’ll encounter all kinds of bizarre people, places, events, and things that make our country great.
These fun facts are going to help your kids beat boredom because they’re going to want to find out more! For example, one of the facts states that there is a UFO Watchtower in San Luis, Colorado! How could you not want to know more about that? I’m heading to Google it now! I just found out that you can visit it too! Pretty cool.
It’s the 10th anniversary of the world’s best-selling almanac for kids! This year the Almanac features all-new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Almanac came out 10 years ago, plus the results of the 2019 Almanac Challenge and a new Challenge for kids who want to get involved with helping our planet.
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, conservation, and more. There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics. Practical reference material, including fast facts and maps of every country, has been fully updated. Homework help on key topics is sprinkled throughout the book.
Parents, do you remember learning how to write a letter in school? I do! We had to actually write them too! No typewriters; no computers. Paper and pencil. This Almanac has useful information just like that, so your kids can learn how to write an actual letter (email, of course). But everyone should know how to write a formal letter! You can help your kids beat boredom by having them practice the skills in the Almanac.
Brain Games: Mighty Book of Mind Benders
Chock-full of puzzles, optical illusions, cranial challenges, and information on the latest research in neuroscience, this awesome activity book helps you discover even more about your amazing brain! It’s kid-friendly fun, based on the National Geographic hit television show, Brain Games.
Train your brain with all kinds of amazing new challenges that will unleash your creativity and bring out the genius within. You’ll find crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, tough logic puzzles, memory tests, wacky riddles, and exercises to try with a friend. Time trials test your skills in each chapter. Write-in pages include puzzles and games as well as short explanations of the brain science at work. Tuning and proving your mental mettle has never been so much fun.
The activity book is a companion to the popular television show, book series, board game, and other Brain Games products.
Brain Games is set up like a workbook, but it’s a fun workbook! You might even find that it helps you beat boredom! The kids may have to hide it. There are fun puzzles, riddles, memory games and more! I know we all are going to need to practice those memory games!
Here’s another answer to the boredom issue: play some of these board games!