Quote of the Day!
"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall."
~ Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A perfect reading gift that you can give to your child is a subscription to a wonderful monthly kid's magazine. Half the fun is waiting each month for it to show up your mailbox. The other great thing is it comes with your child's name imprinted on the label which makes him feel very important and grown up indeed. Magazines are current, relevant and cater to your child's imagination, reading skills and sense of adventure. Here are the top ten that you might want to consider purchasing in the future, just for the fun of it. They make a perfect birthday or special occasion gift because they are the gift that keeps on giving....each month an extension of that gift.
1. Sports Illustrated Kids
(12 Issues per year, ages 10+) This magazine covers the way kids like the sport. There are interviews with sport's heroes, humorous comics and action photos. Sure to please the sports-enthusiast in your family.
(12 issues per year, Ages 6-12) Filled full of jokes and riddles that challenge kid's minds. It delivers puzzles and science projects too.
3. National Geographic Kids
(10 issues per year, ages 6+) This is an award winning magazine and so it should be. It combines learning with fun. It features great stories about animals, science, technology,and awesome accomplishments of kids from around the world. Plus it sports puzzles, games, posters and trading cards. The pictures are stunning.
4. American Girl
(6 issues per year, Ages 3-5) This is an ad-free, award winning, appealing, age -appropriate magazine. It contains original fiction, nonfiction, party planning and projects, advice and quizzes.
5. Highlights High Five
(12 issues, Ages 3-5) This magazine promotes reasoning, problem solving and creative self-expression. It is full of activities, puzzles and non-fiction suited for pre-schoolers.
6. Girl's Life
(6 issues, Ages 10+) This is a magazine perfect for that age group. It covers topics such as friendship, fashion, quizzes, celebrity interviews and self-esteem ponderings. Has a Parent's Choice awar.
7. Discovery Girls
(6 issues, Ages 8+) This magazine is packed full of age-appropriate articles on school, sports and friendship that empowers girls. It also includes quizzes, fashion and games.
8. National Geographic Little Kids
(6 issues, Ages 3-6) This magazine is bursting with lively photos and engaging stories that are imaginative and teaching tools for that age group.
9. Kids Discover
(12 issues, Ages 7-11) It explores nature, science, geography and history. It is ad-free and features clear text, colourful illustrations and full-color photography.
10. Yum Food and Fun for Kids
(4 issues, Ages (ageless) This magazine is for the modern parent who cares about family time in the kitchen. It is filled full of fun, fresh and quick recipes and party ideas that both kids and their parents will love.
Hope this will help you out and give you a little poke to go ahead and subscribe to one of these (or more) for your child. I know you will be more than pleased.
Read on and read always.