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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by theatermom View Post
If she's really into reading (my boys are, too), then I definitely recommend Spider. We had Ladybug when my oldest was 2-3 years old, and gave my three year old nephew a subscription to it for Christmas. My 2 year old would still be interested in it, but my 4 and 7 year olds would not.

We also enjoy Click, Ask, and Muse, and the original National Geographic.

Thanks, I think we'll do the Spider subscription then.

Which of the ones you just mentioned would you recommend for a five year old then? I think I remember researching last night and some of them were for older kids?
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by tammyw View Post
Thanks, I think we'll do the Spider subscription then.

Which of the ones you just mentioned would you recommend for a five year old then? I think I remember researching last night and some of them were for older kids?
I would do Click (ages 3-6). Ask (ages 7-10) might be okay, depending how into arts and science she is, but Muse is definitely for older kids (it's listed as ages 10 and up, but my 7 year old enjoys it -- I don't know if he would have liked it at age 5, though).

post #23 of 29
My five year old adores "Ask." It's really a fabulous magazine. If you're going to be reading it aloud, you'll probably prefer the slightly less simple prose. Enjoy!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Leersia View Post
My two 5-year-old boys LOVE Ladybug, and so do I, it is such a huge pleasure to cuddle in and read it together.

Personally, I would not recommend the National Geographic Kids magazine for a 5-year-old. It has ads that are really hard to tell from the content, it always goes "behind the scenes" on an upcoming movie (barf me!), and it is a very poor format for read-alound (too busy, with text boxes everywhere).
ITA about National Geographic Kids. We got this as a Christmas gift and I don't like it all for the same reasons mentioned above. It's bad.

I recommend Click, Ranger Rick or Your Big Backyard, Chirp, Fun for Kidz, and/or Boys Quest or Hopscotch for Girls.
post #25 of 29
I like High Five. No ads, and a good variety of stories, cartoons poems, activities, etc. I like the larger print for beginning readers. The crafts and recipes are always simple to do with household stuff! (I appreciate that part!)
post #26 of 29
I can't say enough good things about Your Big Backyard. It has beautiful photo essays and interesting stories about animal behavior. We also like the crafts - just last night we made a hedgehog out of fruit, and it was both adorable and delicious.

One nice thing is that both Your Big Backyard and Ranger Rick come from the same publisher (the National Wildlife Federation). Their website says that, at any point in your subscription, you can move your child up to the more advanced magazine if you think they are ready.
post #27 of 29
My five and four year olds love Highlights.

dm
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by dharmamama View Post
My five and four year olds love Highlights.

dm
Totally forgot about Highlights!! We don't have a subscription now, but I had one growing up and totally loved it, and a friend's daughter has been getting it since she was 4 (she's 7 now).

The Carus publishing company (Click, Ask, Muse, Ladybug, Spider, etc) also allows upgrading of subscriptions at any time. It's a great feature, I think.
post #29 of 29
My kids loved Chirp at that age, and then chickadee when they hit 6.
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