A few years ago my mother surprised my kids with subscriptions to magazines of their own. I wasn’t sure how they’d respond, and I’ll be honest: I worried that they’d only serve to add to our growing recycling pile.
It didn’t take long, though, before my children eagerly anticipated their next issues. It wasn’t just the thrill of receiving mail either— they’d each find a quiet spot in the house to look through a magazine chosen specifically for them.
Gifting your child with a magazine subscription is a great way to encourage reading, creativity, and independence. It’s also one of the best ways to support a child’s interest in a particular subject, ranging from history to science to sports and more. With so many wonderful magazines for kids available, it can be difficult to choose one.
I recently asked parents to weigh in on the subject, and many of their great suggestions are included in this round-up.
What about you? What’s your child’s favorite magazine? Tell us in the comments!
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