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Encyclopedia Britannica Interactive Science Library Review

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Kora and Logan are always asking questions. “What are veins?” “Why is the sun too hot to touch?” “How long does it take to get to the moon?” “What animal runs the fastest?” On top of that, Logan has become what we call, Random Facts Man. When he learns a fact he repeats it and makes sure everyone around him knows about it. Remember the little boy from Jerry Maguire? “Did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?” He reminds us a bit of him especially when he’s telling us a new fact or two while wearing his glasses.

That’s why I was excited to learn about the Encyclopedia Britannica Interactive Science Library.

Interactive Encyclopedia Britannica The library comes with 6 books that are about 80 pages each, 2 posters, a SD-X reader pen that provides hours of audio content, and a 6-month membership to Britannica Online.

The 6 books are divided by topic and cover:

  • Earth
  • Humans
  • Animals
  • Under the Sea
  • Space
  • Dinosaurs, Reptiles, & Birds

One poster explores the Animal Kingdom and the other explores the Solar System.

Kora & Logan have always enjoyed the Leapfrog Tag pens but are slowly starting to outgrow them. Thankfully the Encyclopedia Britannica Interactive Science Library has come along and is in the same fun, interactive format. Simply touch the pen to any page in the book or on the posters and it will recognize invisible codes and will playback audio content including descriptions, definitions, sequencing, and even quizzes.

Encyclopedia Britannica Interactive This library is so full of interactive information it will keep Kora & Logan busy for years! Here’s a Kora demonstrating how it works with Logan making a guest appearance to explain it as well:

Recently they’ve been most interested in the book about the Earth. They both have been excited and amazed when learning about volcanoes, lava, and how old the earth is. They also love the book about dinosaurs. This surprised me because while I know some children are fascinated with dinosaurs, Kora & Logan really haven’t cared much about them.

Until now.

These days they are teaching me about different dinosaurs, their size, what they were good at, what they ate, and more. We are all enjoying the incredible amount of information presented in such a fun and interactive way.

We adore the Encyclopedia Britannica Interactive Science Library and would recommend to anyone with children in their lives. It’s the perfect gift for children who are interested in everything and always want to know more. It’s taken the old-fashioned encyclopedia set and really made them fun for kids. There’s nothing better for learning than adding fun and interactivity. This set is a great for kids and one that will sure to bring smiles this holiday season.

Products were provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own and those of my family.

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Comments

  1. Nicole U says:

    It sounds so fun to use!

  2. What a neat way to learn! We are so into media learning in our own homeschool, we found that’s the best way for our daughter to retain information. When she has fun, she learns a whole lot more and is eager to continue. These look like something she would have loved when she was younger.

  3. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Sounds So Cool! Educational And Fun !

  4. Your children sure are well rounded with the different things they get to experience. That is so nice for them and for you. They can just be like sponges, can’t they? Seems like they’re ready to soak it all up!

  5. This would be a great gift for any child.

  6. Thomas Murphy says:

    Awesome books! My kids would love them, thanks for the review

  7. These look like wonderful educational books! My grandson would enjoy these once he’s a little older!

  8. What a wonderful set of books. I had no idea Encyclopedia Britannica had this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My kids are always asking questions, most of them I have to search out the answer to. These would be a nice resource for them and me. It’s always good to keep the mind working!

  10. My dude’s a little too young for these still but I can not *wait* until he’s old enough for these & books like them! I am so looking forward to teaching him about fun stuff like this {and learning some of it alongside him}!

  11. I think my daughter Hannah would love something like this. What a great gift idea.

  12. Wow, these sure aren’t the old Encyclopedia Britannica of our childhoods, are they?! I was just thinking earlier this week that I might start looking around Craigslist for a set of these for my very inquisitive son… now I think I’m convinced we need a new set!

  13. I love that these are educational, but also interactive and fun!

  14. I love how these are interactive. I didn’t even know that print encyclopedias were still around. thanks for sharing.

  15. We still have an old set that we break out every once in awhile. I love the kids going through the pages and finding new info about things that they weren’t even looking for.

  16. I have almost stopped looking things up in my books. I like that these encourage kids to read and find things out for themselves.

  17. No idea Encyclopedia Britannica was still around. Very cool!

  18. My kids would LOVE this. I remember reading through the encyclopedia set my parents had when I was a kid, lol. I like how this set is geared towards children, and from such a trusted brand too. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Great way to nurture your children’s curiosity! Your kids are so bright, good for you for encouraging their love of learning!

  20. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I used to have a set of these! Didn’t know they were still around. I have to find these for my son.

  21. I really love this product! When we were kids my mom used to make us read the encyclopedia …..and I was so exposed to so many fascinating places, people, and ideas. Kids are like sponges with this kind of knowledge.

  22. Joe Strandell says:

    My 5-year-old nephew would love these.

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  23. my son would love these

  24. I love these types of books. They are fun and educational, a winning combo to me!

  25. I used to have the old school set! I didn’t even know these were still around. My kids would love these. Going to bookmark for birthdays. THANKS!
    Kas

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