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National Geographic Kids app review: an educational magazine



National Geographic Kids is a magazine published by the National Geographic Society ten times a year, and it is now available in the form of an app on your iPhone or iPad.

This award-winning magazine will be delivered right to your fingertips for you and your kids to enjoy and learn from and it's available in a variety of subscription options so you are not obliged to make a large financial commitment before trying it out.

Let's get right to the features of this app.

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National Geographic Kids


Subscription Options

National Geographic Kids is an awesome addition to the Education section of the App Store, where it can be downloaded completely free of charge. Yes you will have to pay for any magazines, but there is a free trial period where you get one issue free of charge so you can have a taste for what's in store before you buy any of the issues.

There are three subscription options including monthly subscription, annual subscription, and single-issue purchases. You can even purchase backdated issues starting all the way back from the summer (June/July) 2011 issue.

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Content & Quizzes

Every issue of this magazine will serve as an educational tool for children and adults alike. This app was designed with kids aged six and up in mind. It's full of stories of animals encapsulated in an interactive and highly-engaging interface.

Through these stories, children and adults will learn quirky, silly, and highly interesting facts about animals. Readers are encouraged to send in photos they take of animals, as they may be featured in the My Shot Minute videos, which constitute photos that have been submitted by other readers of the magazine.

Children can also test their knowledge by playing one of the games including fill in the blanks, photo games, quizzes, and more.

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High-quality photographs
High-quality photographs

National Geographic Kids


Pros & Cons


  • Free and lightweight app (22.6 MB)
  • Educational tool for children aged six and up, and adults alike
  • Interactive content for a highly engaging app
  • Chock-full of stories of animals
  • Learn facts about animals that are weird and interesting
  • My Shot Minute: videos that constitute photos submitted by other readers of the magazine
  • Exclusive photos included in the galleries
  • Plenty of games including fill in the blanks, photo games, quizzes, and more
  • Subscribe annually, monthly, or purchase a single issue


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Bust those myths!

Final Words

National Geographic Kids is a very sweet and delightful app that all parents, grandparents, and babysitters must consider downloading on their iPhone or iPad so they have it handy for their little one to learn from.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.