Great Magazines for Kids

How much do your kids love getting mail? If they're anything like my niece, they LOVE it. One of her "jobs" is bringing the mail in, and I always give her the junk mail as "her mail". She loves it even though she doesn't know what it says, and it's usually just a postcard from the dentist or HVAC people.

How about your kiddos getting some of their own mail that they'll really enjoy and can learn from? There are so many great kid's magazines out there. I'm not just talking about the American Girl catalog. Many of the children's magazines available are both fun AND educational. Getting your child a subscription to one of these magazines has many of positives:

  • They'll love getting their own something in the mail.
  • It gives them something to look forward to each month.
  • It will keep them busy while they're looking at it, reading, and doing the activities inside the magazine.
  • It will most likely give them, and you, some new ideas for fun activities to do together.

Many of these magazines have great deals on their subscriptions. I often see them on sites like or advertised as just $5 for a year's subscription. Also, if you Google the name of the magazine, lots of discount sites often come up in the search results where you can get great deals.

Below I've listed some of the most popular kid's magazines. Take a look and see if any of them are right for you and your kiddos!

Highlights: Many options for magazines for kids of all ages with great stories, activities, and games. 

National Geographic Little Kids Magazine: Great for kids ages 3-9! This magazine is filled with pictures, information, and activities about animals and the world we live in. 

ASK Arts and Sciences Magazine: This is a great one that focuses on art and science. You can also get it as a digital subscription that the kids can access on their iPads or tablets. 

Sports Illustrated Kids: A great choice for your little sports fan! 

SPIDER Magazine: Geared toward ages 6-9, this magazine is filled with great illustrations, poems, and stories. It also includes and encourages submissions from readers.

Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr: Available for both younger kids and older ones, these magazines have great photos, articles, and facts about animals and nature. 

Ladybug Magazine: Ages 3-6 will love the activities, poems, illustrations, and stories in this bestseller. This is a great website that offers a ton of children's magazines. You can scroll through and learn which ones would be best for your kids. 


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Hannah T

About Hannah T

I am a 2010 graduate with a degree and certification in Elementary Ed., and I have worked with students from birth to junior high. I believe that one of the most important qualities to surviving a teaching career is a sense of humor. I also strongly feel that students are most successful when they are active and hands-on learners. My Mom was a Special Ed. teacher for almost 30 years, and my Dad was an English major, so I enjoy bouncing blog ideas off the two of them. This usually results in an exchange of great stories with my Mom, and a correction in my writing from my Dad. When they're not available, the job falls to my rescue dog, Coozie.

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