Welcome to Week 3 of What My Children Are Reading. I'm really enjoying reading everyone's posts and hope you're finding recommendations for your own children from other participants.
One thing I don't talk about a lot is reading things other than books, children's magazines in particular. We read a lot of magazines in our house and subscribe to two children's magazines that we absolutely love.
National Geographic Little Kids comes every other month, and it's designed specifically for kids aged 3-6. However, my daughter is only two, and really enjoys this magazine. It's small and full of photographs of baby animals and picture games. I BELIEVE it's in its charter year and hope it's continued and that eventually it will be offered monthly.
We also subscribe to Highlights High Five magazine for children aged 2-6. Anyone familiar with Highlights for Kids will notice the familiar puzzles, stories, recipes, crafts, and interactive games, but these are designed for the younger age group.
We also check out a lot of different magazines from our library. Our library has a wide variety of back issues of children's magazines, and adult magazines for that matter, available for checkout.
Magazines are a great way to introduce kids to reading and are especially good for reluctant readers who may feel intimidated by a bigger book. What about you? Do you read magazines with your kids?
What have your kids been reading this week?