In the last few days, I made time to sit down and read my five magazines: Oxford American, the Horn Book, School Library Journal, Sun and Southern Living. I love magazines. The day I get them, I flip through to see what catches my eye and I read it on the spot. Then, they find their way to my reading stack for some detailed attention on a later date. This month's issues were filled with wonderful books, stories, destinations, and food.
My son also looks forward to his periodicals. He receives Ranger Rick. It is published by the National Wildlife Federation, along with Ranger Rick Jr, which is targeted to 4-7 year old kids. These days, he heads straight to the jokes and then reads about the animals; all birds first if they are addressed. He is now 12, so this Christmas, rather than renew his Ranger Rick subscription, my mom is sending Popular Mechanics. He is going to love it.
The beauty of a magazine, as you may know, is that it addresses your specific interests. For your children, it can also expose them to the non-fiction they may be craving. They don't require a big commitment, and you can pick them up to read, even if you only have a few minutes.
If you are looking for a quick and reoccurring gift for your reader this Christmas, consider a magazine subscription. Below you will find the links to some of the more popular publications:
- Cricket- publishes magazines for audiences 6 months to 14 years old. Multiple subjects are covered in their many issues including Stories and Poems, Science, History, Archaeology, and Culture.
- National Geographic Kids
- American Girl Magazine
- Sports Illustrated Kids
Does your reader receive a magazine you could recommend?