Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Children who love to read often find motivation to read from subjects that they want to learn more about. Magazines for children provide not only a wonderful resource for child orientated content, but they also offer tailor made articles to suit your child's interests. In addition to these benefits, a magazine subscription offers a consistent opportunity for reading monthly, and the act of reading becomes a treat!
The fantastic thing about the magazine subscriptions offered for children today is that the content is extended through the world wide web. There is often a kid's corner online, where your child can play games or complete a review quiz. There are also usually teacher's corner areas for the major magazines for children so you can use the monthly issue within your homeschool curriculum.
Magazines, such as National Geographic for Kids also offer in magazine activity pages, such as unscrambles, quizzes and fun puzzles. Challenge your homeschooler to complete these educational and enjoyable pages, as this helps reinforce the concepts they have read about.
Magazines with an educational edge include National Geographic Kids, Highlights, Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, National Geographic Little Kids, and Highlights High Five. These are all appropriate for children in grades Pre-K through Fifth. The subscriptions titled "Little Kids" are for the younger set of homeschool readers. There is also a new Discovery Girls magazine geared for nature loving gals!
Interest specific magazines are also super for homeschoolers, as any reading, albeit sports or American Girls, is still reading. Plus, all of the interest specific magazines listed below are educationally sound and absolutely content filled. Some interest specific choices are American Girl, Sports Illustrated Kids, Kids Discover (Science and Social Studies specific), and Junior Baseball. Carus Publishing offers an interesting array of magazines to suit many interests. Ask is a magazine geared for children ages seven and up, and it is especially appealing for children who love learning about inventors, experiments and doing puzzles. Muse is another magazine from Carus Publishing that is made for children ages nine to fourteen. This is a comprehensive publication with articles on everything from space to visual arts to physics. Spider is a literary themed magazine for children ages six through nine, which offers stories, poetry and art. Also by Carus, Ladybug Magazine is perfect for the preschool homeschooled child. Ladybug magazine is filled with poetry, stories, songs and lovable characters to encourage to reading. Younger children, ages preschool through seven will also love Click magazine, which has a focus on Science and the Environment. Don't forget your teen homeschooler and check out Cicada magazine, also by Carus Publishing. With stories and poetry, this magazine is encompassing and teenage friendly.