There are good things to share in this world, and today I’m going to do just that. I have been doing research on children’s literature for about four years (and still keeping on), and I have come across great children’s magazines with strong themes, wonderful articles, and beautiful short stories and poems for young children.
Here are a few publications from one grand magazine publisher you can check out from the library and/or from their websites to see what sort of treasure you might pick up along the way:
1) BABYBUG MAGAZINE (for Babies 6mths-3yrs)
Recommended in 2010 by Parents’ Choice
“BABYBUG is ‘your very own magazine’ for babies and toddlers to touch and hold all on their own, marveling at the colorful pictures while listening and following along as their parent or grandparent shares the simple rhymes, short poems, and ‘Kim and Carrots’ stories.”
Check here: http://www.cricketmag.com/BBB-BABYBUG-Magazine-for-Babies-6mo-3yrs
2) LADYBUG MAGAZINE (for Ages 3-6)
Winner of 2010 Parents’ Choice Silver Honour
“Each 40-page issue of Ladybug is filled with page after page of enchanting stories and poems to read aloud that are just the right length for a cozy cuddle. Written by some of the world's best children's authors and illustrated by award-winning artists, LADYBUG magazine is sure to spark young imaginations and develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.”
Check here: http://www.cricketmag.com/LYB-LADYBUG-Magazine-for-Kids-ages-3-6
3) CLICK MAGAZINE (for Ages 3-7)
2011 Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Family - Winner
“Each issue of CLICK investigates a different theme, taking children on a journey of discovery through the wonders of science, art, and nature, one intriguing topic at a time. How do fish breathe? What makes cars go? Why do birds migrate?”
Check here: http://www.cricketmag.com/CLK-CLICK-Magazine-for-Kids-ages-3-6
There are other wonderful magazines for children, like Turtle (for ages 3-5) or Humpty Dumpty (for ages 5-7), too. Go check all of them out and see which ones your child prefers. Begin a reading routine together - you won't regret it, not with these top magazines chosen by the experts and parents just like you!
Have fun exploring.