SWIM WITH SHARKS: This August, National Geographic encourages kids to learn about the ‘Lords of the Sea’ with a very cool interactive feature comparing sharks to humans

Elsewhere on the platform, discover old-school games for the summer holidays, the power of flowers, and get crafty by going on an imaginary trip!

“Just knowing that there’s a larger world out there, even if you can’t get to it right now, is definitely helpful for children” – Amanda Moreno, Associate Professor and Director of the Child Development Program at Erikson Institute In May 2020, National Geographic launched NATGEO FAMILY – a one-stop shop for anyone looking for enriching ways to entertain and engage families at home. Working closely with a number of incredible National Geographic Explorers, the online hub brings the ‘wow’ and
‘wonder’ of Nat Geo into the home.

As a centralised digital resource, the platform provides practical, inspiring and entertaining content designed to keep families connected to the natural world and the science behind it. And as we enter the summer holidays, we’ve rounded up the top activities and inspiration on the platform this month.

To kick us off this August – have you ever wondered how you might look while swimming next to a shark? On NatGeo Family this month, a fun visual aid allows you to see how you compare to the ‘lords of the sea’, and how they compare to each other. Sharks range in size from the largest fish on Earth to the length of your palm, and this cool interactive gives fun facts about each featured species, detailing their length, tooth height and endangered status. Check it out on the platform HERE.

What else? Some more top NatGeo Family investigations and activities:
Out of ideas for new things to do? Go old-school instead
Summer trips cancelled? Keep kids inspired with crafty DIY postcards
Not just for grannies! Flower Power combines science and art to get kids exploring
We’d love to know if you are keen to feature any NatGeo Family ideas or inspiration online or as part of a blog/social post. We’d also love to show you around the new platform ourselves. Please let us know if you’re
interested in joining a virtual demo with the National Geographic team to learn more (and also what’s coming up down the line!).
For more information, inspiration and activities, please head to:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/at-home-education-resources/