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Is there anything more fun than getting mail? Get kids interested in reading with a subscription to one of these magazines recommended for kids up to age 12. Pictures, short stories, and activities open the door for even the most reluctant readers. Magazines can be a way for kids to relax with a good story on their own time — at home, after school, or in the car. And it gives them something to look forward to in the mailbox! To learn how teachers can use magazines for instruction, please see Magazines Make a Big Impact in the Classroom.
Designed to spark your child's interest in arts and science, Ask explores intriguing topics such as why animals sleep, why people love music, and how the solar system was formed. Kids love their subscriptions not just because the magazine is informative, but because it's fun. Perfect for readers who are ready for more challenging reading, as well as any curious 6 to 9 year-old.
It's never too early to share stories with children, and what could be better than a regularly published, sturdy, handsomely illustrated magazine? Monthly issues will add variety to your home library. Tips for adults are included in each child-sized magazine, perfect for parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers.
Brainspace is a traditional magazine and a digital magazine combined into one publication. On the traditional side, each issue is packed with stories and lots of short items, contests, fun facts and compelling visuals. Subjects range a diversity of subjects offering a broad range of informative and inquisitive stories that go well beyond textbook thinking. On the digital side, Brainspace makes a big deal of its digital-image recognition technology. Using the free LAYAR app, scan any image in the magazine showing the AR icon and watch as that image scans and becomes a video and/or audio augmentation.
Varied topics and a lively style are sure to engage new readers. From games to activities to stories, kids are encouraged to participate and will enjoy alone or with an adult.
Chirp reflects the energy, curiosity and humour of children ages 3 to 6 as they discover the world around them. With read-out-loud stories, engaging illustrations, interactive puzzles, games and crafts, Chirp is a comforting companion for kids.
Click, a cartoon mouse, explores science and technology topics with kids. Young readers are introduced to everyday science concepts in a way that sparks their interest and curiosity.
Kids ages 9 to 14 will enjoy reading about important American events and places, from colonial Williamsburg to famous battles of the Civil War to the Gold Rush to the Korean War. Just because it’s in the past doesn’t mean it has to be boring. COBBLESTONE magazine takes kids on a journey through history that is designed to excite their imaginations and bring the past to life!
Cricket publishes only the highest quality fiction - fantasy, historical fiction, myths and legends, humor, adventure, contemporary fiction - and nonfiction stories for kids on culture, history, science, and the arts. Cricket's creativity spurs readers to express themselves in new ways.
Dig Into History
Tombs, mummies, dinosaurs — budding archaeologists and history buffs ages 9 to 14 are off to new adventures at dig sites around the world. DIG explores the history of the ancient world and its modern branches. Readers look over the shoulders of professional archaeologists working in the field to unearth important finds, and into working laboratories and museums to learn about cutting-edge conservation techniques. Interviews, profiles, articles, and biographies, along with detailed maps and charts, convey the exciting intersection of history and archaeology.
Faces: People, Places, and Cultures
Connections, shared humanity…through surprisingly far-reaching, themed content, Faces exposes readers to a wider world, celebrating diversity through a framework of common ground. Issues regularly explore varied facets of the culture and history of a country, a region or a city.
Highlights for Children
This classic children's favorite contains stories and activities that can be enjoyed independently or shared with an adult. From poetry to puzzles, from short fiction to informational stories, each carefully crafted part of the magazine is a teaching tool that reads like a comic book. Pattern recognition and reading comprehension activities are placed alongside lessons on morals and courtesy in a format that is kid-friendly and fun!
Highlights High Five
Especially for kids 5 and under, these activities, poems and stories, are ideal for sharing with toddlers and preschool-aged children.
Jack & Jill
Jack and Jill is designed to spark a child’s curiosity in a wide range of topics through articles, games, and activities. Inside you will find: current real-world topics in articles in stories; challenging puzzles and games; and interactive entertainment through experimental crafts and recipes. Readers are also encouraged to share their creativity by submitting their own stories, poems, articles, jokes and drawings for publication.
Kids who can't help wondering whether video games really kill their brain cells, or what a gentleman ladybug is called, will find the answers here, in articles written by award-winning authors and accompanied by high-quality illustration and photography. MUSE makes a perfect gift for readers who are outgrowing ASK magazine or are interested in science, history, and the arts.
National Geographic Kids
It may be the amazing photography that catches your eye, but don’t forget to read the stories, too! This fresh and fast-paced magazine contains stories, games, and activities that introduce kids to animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography, and more. Just right for the curious reader!
National Geographic Little Kids
Full of learning and fun for today’s preschoolers and their parents! Bursting with lively photographs, engaging stories, and interactive picture games, each issue supplies you with fresh and imaginative teaching tools created by noted educators at National Geographic.
Each issue is packed with amazing facts, stunning photos and outdoor adventures that help kids sharpen reading skills and develop a deeper appreciation for nature.
Ranger Rick Jr.
Filled with fun activities, simple stories and wild animals that the little ones love. Ranger Rick Jr. draws preschoolers closer to nature and gets them ready to read. Youngsters will enjoy the seasonal crafts, simple cooking recipes, fun games, and more. Published monthly.
Well known writers and illustrators of children’s books contribute to this lively and appealing magazine for newly independent readers. A variety of styles, subjects and genre are carefully selected and handsomely produced. From the creators of the highly successful Cricket Magazine, for independent readers, Spider reaches kids who are too old for Babybug but too young for Cricket.
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Young sports fans can get the latest scoop in an appealing format loaded with full color, action packed photographs. Based on the magazine for adults, SI for Kids will be appreciated most by more sophisticated readers.
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