Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kid Konnection: Weird But True! Daily Planner

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a daily planner that's as fun as it is useful!

Summary: Prepare to be amazed each day with weird-but-true facts that will impress your friends and stump your parents. Turn the page and record your school work, keep track of activities, and plan your social life, all while learning wild and wacky things about the world around you.

Fun prompts invite you to celebrate weirdness. Plus there are homework help sections and tons of space to write or doodle your daily schedule any way you wish. With beautiful full-color artwork and engaging information and activities, this is the must-have planner. It's a great way to stand out from the crowd! -- National Geographic Kids

School is in full swing here in Central PA, and I'm remember how busy our family is during the school year. Between assignments, work, karate, football games, etc., we have a heck of a lot going on. And that's where the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS WEIRD BUT TRUE! DAILY PLANNER: 365 DAYS TO FILL WITH SCHOOL, SPORTS, FRIENDS, AND FUN! will come in handy!

This daily planner is fantastic! I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it... unless Booking Son hijacks it! Truth be told, I am featuring the WEIRD BUT TRUE! DAILY PLANNER as part of my Kid Konnection feature because it is geared towards kids ages 8 - 12 years old; however, I intend to use this planner to track our family's activities. It's a spiral bound book that can be used for any year, not just 2018, and it has big spaces where I can jot down our to-do lists. It begins on August 1st and runs to July 31st... so perfect for right now and the start of school!

As I'm writing this review, I'm beginning to feel a little guilty about keeping this daily planner for myself. It really is so much fun for kids, and I know Booking Son would love it. There are pages to track a school schedule and an intro section with fill-in-the-blanks asking a few fun facts about the owner of the book, like "What do you smell like right now?" and "Name Your Spirit Animal." There are also gorgeous photographs, pop quizzes, questionnaires, and some weird fun facts thrown in too! Did you know that humans are the only animals with a chin?
The end of this daily planner has a great resource titled "Homework Help." Here kids will find a world map (with a few weird but true facts) and an explanation of longitude, latitude, scale and direction as well as information about taxonomy and useful charts for distance, volume, and weight. There are also some steps to school success including how to make oral reports easy and how to write a report.

The WEIRD BUT TRUE! DAILY PLANNER is a great way to help keep kids organized this school year while still learning and having fun. Highly recommended!

Thanks to Media Masters Publicity for providing a review copy of this calendar.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

I love this planner too. I bet Booking Son nabs it from you.

Stacie said...

I wanted to use mine too but I passed it on to my niece for her 11th birthday and she loved it!

Literary Feline said...

I remember when Kathy mentioned this on her blog. It sounds really neat! My daughter's a bit too young for it yet, but maybe I could use it . . .

The Book Sage said...

There are some GREAT books for kids (and adults). This looks like a very cool one.