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Suggestions?  My MIL likes to get subscriptions for each of us as a Christmas gift.  I'm not really feeling the High Five.


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I haven't looked at them in a while but Ladybug Magazine was a cute one for 3-6 year olds.  There are others (including Ladybug) at this site http://www.cobblestonepub.com/index.html  If you scroll over MAGAZINES on the left, it lists the different names.  They have magazines for a variety of ages. 


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I tend to give my kiddos waldorf style catalogs to look at (nova natural, rosie hippo). They are 4 and 7 and this keeps them happy.  They are not reading yet, so this works for now :)

 

But I would love to see what other options there are our there!


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I tend to give my kiddos waldorf style catalogs to look at (nova natural, rosie hippo). They are 4 and 7 and this keeps them happy.  They are not reading yet, so this works for now :)

 

But I would love to see what other options there are our there!


 I do the same thing!  My daughter likes the hidden pictures in High Five, but there are some stories that simply don't suit our family's way of doing things.


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 I'm not sure what age your kids are, but Cricket Magazine seems to be popular. Another that's fun for the family is Taproot from soulemama.com's Amanda Blake Soule. It's got adult-level reading, but beautiful photos and illustrations.
 


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I am sure Ladybug would be a good choice. We check out Babybug (the younger version) at our library and it seems Waldorf-inspired to me. My daughter loves the poems and illustrations.
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Just ordered Taproot yesterday!!! treehugger.gif


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I do love Taproot.  My daughter enjoys it, too.  I'll have to see if our library has Ladybug.
 


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What about animal-type magazines? National Geographic has a few options for the younger set, and there's Ranger Rick and the likes -- my kids just love to look and read about the different animals each month : ) And I'll third Taproot, SUCH a beautiful magazine! 


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Sounds like I need to go to the library and look through the children's magazines.  Don't know why I didn't think of it before. orngbiggrin.gif


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The thing with the Nova and Palumba catalogs is that (I feel) it raises a level of consumerism within the child.. we used to have a ton of them and the girls did enjoy looking at them, but it did turn into an "I WANT I WANT I WANT" fest which was all too reminiscent of my childhood memories with the Toys R Us catalog =P. 

 

I have the introductory Taproot magazine (for myself) and it was quite nice.  I'm not the magazine type, no real time, but if I were it would be high on my list.


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The thing with the Nova and Palumba catalogs is that (I feel) it raises a level of consumerism within the child.. we used to have a ton of them and the girls did enjoy looking at them, but it did turn into an "I WANT I WANT I WANT" fest which was all too reminiscent of my childhood memories with the Toys R Us catalog =P. 

 

I have the introductory Taproot magazine (for myself) and it was quite nice.  I'm not the magazine type, no real time, but if I were it would be high on my list.

 

That is quite true--catalogs do inspire covetousness.  I cut out a lot of the ones that come in the mail, allowing in the occasional Magic Cabin (mainly Halloween and Christmas ones).


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We  love Babybug - full of rhymes, chants and claps.   DD is 3 and I suspect it will have appeal for a few more years.  We had one issue that I bought at a garage sale that we would read over and over til DD glued the pages together.


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