November is National Family Literacy Month. A whole month devoted to family literacy is a great excuse to read together every day. Even if you can find ten minutes to spend with your child or children sharing stories, you have found time to connect in a way that can strengthen your bond and boost your kids’ reading skills.
You don’t even have to read books to get the benefits. Magazines for kids are great for family reading, because they usually have short articles that can help kids learn about the world around them and that can lead to discussions with parents. Here are some of the top magazines for kids that you may want to check out. Descriptions provided come from the publications’ websites. And if you want to keep those magazines coming and providing benefits all year, you may want to consider a subscription.
Ranger Rick—an award-wining magazine filled with amazing photography, fascinating stories, fun activities and more. All profits from the sale of the magazine support the National Wildlife Federation.
National Geographic Kids—National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.
Cricket—Cricket publishes only the highest quality fiction – fantasy, historical fiction, myths and legends, humor, adventure, contemporary fiction – and nonfiction stories for kids on culture, history, science, and the arts. Cricket‘s creativity spurs readers to express themselves in new ways.
Highlights for Children—Highlights for Children has been helping children become their best selves for more than 65 years through magazines for children and toddlers, puzzle clubs and kids’ games. Whether it is Hidden Pictures® puzzles, Goofus and Gallant™, the Timbertoes® or Puzzlemania®, Highlights helps your children enjoy reading, learning and thinking.
Click—Young children are always asking questions: What is an insect? What do animals eat? Why do birds migrate? CLICK has the answers! Each issue takes children on a journey of discovery about the world around them, one exciting topic at at time, sparking a lifelong love of reading and learning about nature, the sciences, and the arts.