Finding an appropriate magazine for your child can be a daunting task. So many slick, engaging magazines that are on the market today will draw your child in only to give him or her messages that go against your family values. With so many kid’s magazines out there it is almost impossible to review them all. How do you find the right one? Well, we are here to help. With kids, ours and yours, in mind, we have compiled a list of the top 10 children’s magazines that are family friendly and sure to meet your approval. Many of these have withstood the test of time, entertaining and educating children for decades. They are great for helping to improve reading and retention skills while being entertaining and educational. Go ahead! Take a look!
National Geographic has long educated and entertained adults, now children ages 8 and up can also enjoy National Geographic on their own level. National Geographic Kids magazine is among the top of children’s magazines with games, scientific experiments, puzzles and engaging articles on the environment, nature, space and animals – all designed to both teach and entertain. This award winning magazine takes kids on exciting adventures all around the globe.
The Ranger Rick Magazine has been around for several decades and has a long list of awards to attest to its great writing, amazing articles and fun puzzles. Each subscription includes a Junior Membership to the National Wildlife Federation. Written specifically for children ages 7 and up, this children’s magazine will keeps your kid’s attention for hours with its amazing photos of all sorts of animals, crafts and tons of fun facts. Younger kids, ages 4 to 7 can also get in on the fun with Ranger Rick Jr.
Jack And Jill Jack and Jill Magazine is another publication that has withstood the test of time. It offers kids ages 6 to 12 tons of fun, exciting and informative stories, biographies, puzzles and news articles. All of the content, including the games and crafts, are designed to stimulate young minds while entertaining and educating. You may have even read Jack and Jill when YOU were a child. Remember the anticipation you experienced when your subscription arrived? Give that same excitement and joy to the child in your life. There is something new, exciting and fun in each and every issue!
Being a tweener can be a frustrating time. You are too young for the ‘big kid magazines’ but too young for the ‘baby magazines.’ Enter M Magazine, the kid’s magazine written just for tweens. It helps keep them in tune with their favorite celebrities, actors and actresses as well as their favorite bands. The free full color posters included in each issue are sure to please! The articles will keep your tween engaged, hanging on every juicy bit of information. What a great way to get your kids to read!
Boys from age 7 to 17 will find great articles, short fiction and poetry within the pages of Boy’s Life. It offers not only educational material, but also inspirational stories that are relevant to the young men of today. There are well written, engaging articles on science, sports, hobbies and nature with something to speak to each young man who thumbs through its pages. This kids’ magazine will inspire that young man in your life while fostering a love for reading.
Girls need to know that the sky is the limit when it comes to their dreams. They need to be encouraged, inspired and instilled with a ‘can do’ attitude. American Girl Magazine delivers! American Girl has its finger on the pulse of the American girl. Girls ages 8 to 12 will get a kick out of this fun, fresh, girl-friendly magazine. Chock full of engaging, age appropriate short fiction, contests and jokes, American Girl offers girls a safe retreat that parents approve of. Girls can get advice on a variety of issues, specific to age. They will enjoy games, puzzles and super fun craft ideas.
Your child does not have to be a sports fanatic to enjoy Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine. Designed for kids ages 8 and up, Sports Illustrated Kids has a lot to offer the youngster in your life. With games, comics, puzzles and posters, you child will be entertained, but add to that the inspirational articles and emphasis on fitness and exercise and you also have a magazine that will help your child be healthier and happier. Some of the top professional athletes from all types of sports offer tips for improving their techniques but they also teach good sportsmanship and overcoming insurmountable odds. What a great way to foster a love for reading!
Girl’s Life magazine has been encouraging and inspiring young girls for decades! This award winning magazine centers around issues relevant to girls ages 8 to 14, speaking to the things that really matter to them. Young girls can find relevant, solid advice on dealing with many of the issues that girls face today, like friends, family and school. There is also a popular section that encourages readers to find a pen pal. Girls can keep up with the latest trends with celebrity interviews and fashion updates. Girls need a magazine that speaks to their needs and understands the things they go through. Girls’ Life magazine does just that.
This children’s magazine has long been a favorite of preschoolers everywhere. It is a great way to bring parents and kids together as they explore its colorful, engaging pages. There are great activities such as hidden pictures and fun games. Turtle covers topics that are relevant to today’s kid, teaching youngsters about safety, nutrition and health – while making it a fun adventure. The stories will enthrall your young pre-reader and the art will inspire them – perhaps they will submit some of their own to be featured within its pages too. There are also questions and answers, science experiments and captivating pictures that will get your child’s imagination going into high gear!
The number 1 More4kids Pick of the year is Kid’s Discover. Kid’s Discover brings science, social studies and reading to your child in imaginative and engaging ways. It inspires kids to look deeper into their world, allowing them to explore earth and space with a turn of the page. Kids age 6 to 12 will have fun learning about the world around them. Each issue of Kids Discover magazine is chock full of full color photos, kid friendly educational articles and tons of fun facts that will excite your child’s imagination and encourage him or her to explore more and more. Kid will learn about man made wonders, exciting history lessons, incredible geography facts, anything you can think of pertaining to nature and all things science.
There are many kid’s magazines available and this is really just a drop in the bucket. Some of our honorable mentions include Zoobooks, Owl, Thomas & Friends and Looney Tunes. Introduce your child to all the wonderful discoveries that are in store for them through reading. Put one of these magazines into your child’s hands and watch the world open up for them!