Give The Gift of Learning!
It’s a parenting #WIN when we’re able to give our children gifts that expand their minds while entertaining them and keeping them busy. Thankfully, Encyclopaedia Britannica has expanded its Britannica Kids collection at retail stores nationwide with the launch of Britannica Kids Me Reader just in time for the holidays! We received products for review, all opinions are our own.
Encyclopaedia Britannica is the most trusted authoritative source of information in the world and will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2018. With nearly 250 years of creating dependable content, learning in a safe environment has never been so exciting. Britannica’s growing content and media-based library and expanding presence at retail is designed to inspire, inform, and educate even the youngest readers!
Britannica Virtual Reality Exploration
This one is fun for both you and your kids alike, where you can unleash your inner explorer and let your curiosity run wild with Britannica Virtual Reality Exploration! This 6-book set is sold exclusively at Costco. We suggest you pick one up next time you pop in!
The Britannica Virtual Reality Exploration 6-book set is perfect for ages 7+. This 6-book boxed set includes vetted information from Encyclopaedia Britannica plus a virtual reality experience. Each hardcover book is rich with full-color illustrations and photographs, lively graphics, inviting text, and videos. It is the perfect holiday gift that grandparents, parents, and children can enjoy together for hours! Included is a 6-month free subscription to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online®.
The set comes packaged with a virtual reality viewer and instructions for downloading six different apps for no additional cost. Once the app has been downloaded and smartphone (iPhone or Android) is placed in the virtual reality viewer, the reader can access a 3-D environment associated with each book’s content, including interactive animations, videos, games, and more. Adults and children alike can enjoy all these books have to offer. Titles include:
Space: Explore the wonders of space from the planets, to the stars, to the history and challenges of space exploration. In the app environment, explore the surface of the moon; see a slideshow about lunar exploration and a video about the moon landing! In the app you can also play a game that tests your knowledge about meteorites, see an astronaut navigate the moon, view constellations, and more.
Animals: Test your knowledge about reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and how animals interact with each other and their environments. Learn about camouflage, adaptation, and extinction. In the app, visit an environment typical of the Serengeti savanna and find out more about spectacular animals!
Dinosaurs: Learn about the development of dinosaurs and how they interacted with each other and other animals that lived during their era. Go on a dinosaur dig in the accompanying app: see fossils of Allosaurus, Triceratops, Parasaurolophus, and Pteranodon, as well as 3-D models of how these animals would have looked and moved. Be one of the firsts to see the Pteranodon fly!
Explorations: Explore historical voyages and methods of transport. The book includes explorers, such as Zheng He and Magellan, journeys of migration and settlements, such as the Oregon Trail, journeys of conquest, information on famous train routes and boat journeys, and more. In the app, travel around the globe to get additional information about selected historic journeys.
Landmarks: From the Great Wall of China to the Grand Canyon, travel around the world exploring natural wonders and human-made monuments. In the app, tour 10 exciting landmarks from around the world, both ancient and modern: the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramid at Giza, Pyramid IV at Tikal (Guatemala), Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world), Willis Tower, the Hagia Sophia, the Sydney Opera House, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral in Brasilia, and the U.S. Capitol building.
Oceans: Dive into underwater environments around the world: explore ocean geography, meet many fascinating marine animals, and study other bodies of water. In the app, explore an ocean environment and learn more about dolphins, sharks, whales, and other undersea creatures.
Britannica kids Me Reader
The Britannica Kids Me Reader is an easy-to-read 8-book boxed set for children eighteen months and older and includes an Electronic Reader that allows children to listen and follow along with each book. The set contains Polar Playground; The Dry, Dry Desert; Extraordinary Oceans; Great Grasslands; Radiant Rainforest; Majestic Mountains; Coastal Creatures; and Silent Space. The set also includes a 6-month free subscription to Britannica Kids Online®.
Additional Britannica Kids Books include:
- Britannica Kids Listen & Learn Board Book
- Britannica Kids Book, Box, and Plush sets:
- Super Sharks
- Great Big Grizzlies
- Britannica Kids Look and Find®
- Britannica Kids Brain Games
- Britannica Kids Sound Treasury
- Britannica Kids My First Library
- Britannica Kids Quiz It Pen Box Set
These titles are available at Sam’s Club, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, toysrus.com, Kohl’s, Costco U.S., Costco Canada, Indigo Books, Zulily, and other leading retailers.
My kids like using the Britannica kids Me Reader during long car rides. I feel great knowing that they’re learning while being entertained!