Lazy ways. Summer days. Lots of time for reading. Magazines are perfect for summer time reading. We tote them to beach outings, road trips, camping trips or just a short trip up the tree house ladder. And if a magazine gets left out in the rain after a sunnier story time, it's not as sad as finding the wrinkly pages of a soggy hardcover (it's happened here). The best part? Our children looking forward to a new magazine coming in the mailbox each month—their very own mail. That's worth a summer time walk down to the mailbox for one of these magazines that make facts and knowledge (parents like this) tons of fun (kids like this).
Our daughter has surrounded herself with issues of Ranger Rick and Highlights, above. Two magazines on our list of the best children's magazines. Consider some of our own favorite choices if you are thinking about a kids magazine subscription.
entertainingly educational classic children's magazines:
Stone Soup: A children's magazine classic published since 1973. For children who like reading, writing and art.
HIghlights: In print for 65 years, this is another childhood reading classic. I enjoyed a subscription when I was young. Stories, poems and brain-stretching puzzles. We also get High Five, an excellent version for younger children.
Cricket: Is distributed by a company that publishes several long-stanging, award-winning magazines for varying ages and interests. Cricket focuses on writing, reading and art. Cobblestone: Is a history magazine for kids from the same long-standing publishers. Odyssey: A science magazine for children offered as well.
Zoobooks: I loved these as a child and our oldest and I immersed ourselves in the pages of wild animal facts, photos and diagrams even when she was a toddler. Now, that she's older, the magazine is full of animal information she can grasp without my help.
Boy's Life: For outdoor adventure seekers. Not just a boy's magazine. Our nature and camping loving oldest daughter loves this, so it's a good girl's magazine too.
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