Ages 6 mos.–3 yrs.
This board-book style magazine offers babies simple stories and rhymes with lots of photos. It features regular characters, like Kim and Carrots, and includes a page of read-aloud tips and child development info on a page just for caregivers. Made with nontoxic ink, rounded corners, and no staples. This magazine is a favorite for both of my kids!
Highlights High Five Magazine
Stories, poems, “The Adventures of Spot” comic strip, and activities like looking for hidden objects in pictures appear in each issue. Also included are a read-aloud story in English and Spanish and a removable activity section. (I also learned there is a sister magazine called Highlights Hello aimed at kids ages birth – 2.)
This magazine offers enchanting stories and poems to read aloud that are just the right length for a cozy cuddle and is sure to spark young imaginations and develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Another favorite!
National Geographic Little Kids
Sized for small hands, this magazine is packed with color photographs, animal stories, features about different cultures, simple science activities, puzzles and games. A recent issue asks why mother kangaroos have pouches and has an activity to help children explore the sense of taste. This is another favorite!
Ages birth and up
Storytime is one of the UK’s biggest subscription magazines for kids and it’s is now available to US subscribers! The magazine is gorgeous and it’s filled with classic fairy tales, myths, puzzles, poems, and much more.
Ranger Rick Jr.
Through color photos, stories, illustrations, and games, children learn about nature, animals, and the world around them. Each issue features lots of animal photos, easy-to-follow text, a pull-out poster, games, jokes, and drawing activities.
Ask is a magazine about science, history, inventors, artists, and more, all written just for 6- to 9-year-olds – the most curious people on the planet!