Young children get special enjoyment from reading magazines that are designed especially for them. There are some good publications available for young children. Good children’s magazines offers stories, poems and activities that hold a child’s interest. Also magazines offer another way to increase a child’s awareness about the written word, an important part of early language and literacy.
Your local Library is a good source for children’s magazines. There area a variety of interesting and appealing magazines for children including Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, National Geographic for Kids, Highlights for Children, and Stone Soup, to name a few.
Children’s magazines make a good gift for a birthday or Christmas. It is the kind of gift that keeps giving year round, as every month the child receives the publication. And the child feels so “grown up” to receive something in the mail every month that is addressed to him or her.
Stone Soup (The Magazine by Young Writers & Artists) is a particularly remarkable publication because it is written and illustrated entirely by children up to age thirteen. The stories are first rate and the illustrations are charming, as only a child’s artwork can be. Children actually receive a stipend for their published work, which is a wonderful way to encourage a budding writer or artist.
Look over the children’s magazines the next time you visit your local library or bookstore. You will be pleased with the variety and quality of what is available. And you will have another way to peak your child’s interest in reading and writing and encourage early language and literacy..