I loved magazines so much as a kid and back then, I could barely find kids magazines to subscribe to. Kids today have a wider pool of magazine subscriptions to choose from. In this roundup, I’ve included some great magazines for kids of varying ages from toddlers to tweens! If your kids can’t get enough of magazines, this list is perfect for you!
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The Best Kids Magazines Worth Getting
Here are the best magazines for kids:
Magazines for Kids Between 6 months to 3 years
When it comes to the highest-quality stories, games, and activities, no one delivers it better than BABYBUG Magazine! BABYBUG features joyful, brightly illustrated stories and poems perfect for parent and child to read together.
Magazines for Kids Between 3-6 years
Your preschooler or kindergartner will love High Five magazine, because it’s designed and written just for their age group. High Five is an exciting, colorful, fun-filled magazine developed by the early childhood experts at Highlights to encourage and inspire tender hearts and curious young minds.
The See and Do, Laugh and Learn Magazine for Children Ages 3 to 6.
Chirp’s innovative package of stories, puzzles, and activities is designed for 3- to 6-year-olds to enjoy on their own and with their parents, grandparents, and loved ones.
Made for little hands and growing minds, the colourful pages, silly jokes, engaging stories, and early-learning activities in Chirp inspire young children to make their first attempts at reading, writing, and creating with age-appropriate content that gives youngsters confidence.
A wonderful way to introduce the preschoolers to the love of reading. Kids love to receive their own magazine every month in the mailbox. In every issue, children will enjoy:
- A book-length story to read aloud, written and illustrated by top authors and artists.
- Pages about animals and science.
- Picture-stories with endearing heroes.
- Poems, games and fun activities
LADYBUG Magazine offers a charming collection of the best stories, poems, songs, activities, and adventures for young children. Written by some of the world’s best children’s authors and illustrated by award-winning artists, LADYBUG Magazine sparks a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Introduce your children to science, art, nature, and environmental issues with CLICK magazine. If your child is always asking questions — What is an insect? What do animals eat? Why do birds migrate? What’s out in space? — you can trust CLICK to provide the answers about the world around them, one intriguing topic at a time. Spark a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Ranger Rick Jr.
Our monthly reading guides help enhance your Ranger Rick Jr. subscription by recommending ways you can use the magazine to encourage a strong foundation for your child’s literacy development.
Each magazine is carefully created by scientists and educators, promoting fun and immersive STEAM learning with a new topic to explore every month. So much more than just a magazine, your children can get stuck in with experiments, recipes, doodles, games and other exciting activities!
Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of the Year, ChopChop is filled with nutritious, great-tasting, ethnically diverse, and inexpensive recipes. It includes fun food facts, educational STEAM – STEM activities, interactive games and puzzles, and more.
DOT Magazine is a quarterly print magazine aimed at boys & girls aged 5 and under. Launched in 2015, DOT is ad-free, available to buy online and distributed through bookshops, kids boutiques, school libraries, and the newsstands.
Just like its older brother Anorak, DOT encompasses all aspects of a child’s life, from jumping in puddles to learning through play. It encourages kids to be resourceful and find solutions using all the tools they naturally have at their disposition: imagination, creativity and fun.
Magazines for Kids Between 6-9 years
The Full-of-Fun, Hands-On Magazine for Children Ages 6 to 9.
Created in 1979, Chickadee satisfies the 6- to 9-year-old’s insatiable thirst for knowledge and appetite for humour. Chickadee acknowledges the growing independence of primary-aged children and fosters their curiosity about and connection to the world around them.
Every month, the Chickadee team creates a package of interactive stories, puzzles, animal features, and science experiments to educate and entertain readers.
Adventure Box Magazines
The magazine that gets kids hooked on reading
In every issue, enjoy :
- A 44-page illustrated story, divided into manageable chapters for newly independent readers
- A chat with the creators, to go further and understand more about the author and illustrators creative process
- A hilarious 8-page graphic story with funny and mischievous characters who take readers on a variety of adventures
- Plus comics, quizzes and more
Specially written for that magical age when children first get excited about reading on their own, SPIDER Magazine is filled with fantasy and adventure stories by celebrated authors, folk tales, nonfiction, poems, activities, and illustrations by famous children’s artists.
If “Why?” is the most common word that comes out of your child’s mouth, then ASK Magazine is the answer. ASK explains why animals sleep, what are tides, and how the solar system formed. Full of fun facts, informative scientific articles, and hands-on activities, ASK Magazine launches curious kids into hours of happy exploration.
National Geographic Kids Magazines
The magazine that’s designed to inspire and empower children to understand complex ideas through stories, games, and more.
First launched in 2006 by a Mum frustrated by the lack of good kids magazines available on the market, Anorak – the Happy Mag for Kids – is aimed at children (boys AND girls) aged 6+ and is sold worldwide on the newsstand, in kids boutiques, museum shops and bookshops.
Published four times a year, every issue has a theme to inspire and encourage kids to tap into their natural creativity and learn while having fun. Every edition has plenty of beautifully illustrated stories, games and activities to keep your little ones’ creative cells buzzing!
Anorak is proud to be printed on recycling paper and using vegetable ink. Our magazines do not come with pointless plastic toys on their covers.
Magazines for Kids Between 9-14 years
Discovery Box Magazines
A journey of discovery through nature, science and history
In every issue, enjoy:
- Animals and nature, with spectacular photographs
- Fascinating scientific topics, with clear explanations and experiments to carry out
- Historical events, presented in a lively and informative way
- Do-it-yourself activities, linked to the topics of the month, as well as comic-strips, games, quizzes…
Since 1976, OWL has ignited the curiosities of kids ages 9 to 13. OWL continues to give children access to new information in a fun, age-appropriate and engaging way. OWL inspires kids to learn and discover through articles, puzzles and quizzes, infographics, interviews and more to highlight the elements of science and tech, engineering, art and math. Unusual for its intended age group, OWL is loved by both girls and boys, identifying the core of what really matters to 9- to 13-year-olds and relaying it with a signature honesty, intelligence, and humour.
CRICKET Magazine has delighted and entertained generations of kids with contemporary stories and classic literature from the world’s best writers, paired with illustrations so beautiful they take your breath away. CRICKET’s signature cast of rambunctious bug characters offer humorous commentary on the stories, teaching vocabulary and introducing advanced concepts.
COBBLESTONE magazine has been telling America’s story since 1980 and is the recognized leader in the study of American history for children. So fun they won’t know they’re learning!
FACES Magazine takes young readers around the world and back to learn about important inventions and ideas from other cultures through articles, folk tales, recipes, illustrations, and hands-on projects. Packed with breathtaking photography and authentic local voices, FACES is the next best thing to being there.
MUSE is the science and arts magazine for kids that’s spot on with the facts and off the wall with the jokes. Kids who can’t help wondering whether video games really kill their brain cells, or what a gentleman ladybug is called, will find the answers here, in articles written by award-winning authors and accompanied by high-quality illustration and photography.
Each month a new theme is explored through science, art and general knowledge. Topics range from Robotics and Solar Science, Ancient Egypt and Time Travel – something for every interest!
There they are: the best kids magazines to subscribe to! Which of these have you read and which ones did I miss?
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