Archive for April 5, 2012

Educational Fun

There are many purposes for magazines for kids, more so than we think.  Because there are hundreds upon thousands of magazines for kids there are plenty of options for your child. Regardless of the reason for buying a magazine for your child they are bound to find a subject that interests them.

  1. Education – Not to be used as formal education, magazines can cover things that aren’t in school curriculums.  By bringing in that extra dimension there is a lot to enjoy about watching your child learn new things.  There is something satisfying about seeing a child get into education and learning – outside the classroom.  That is a very rare occurrence.
  2. Hobbies – With different subjects covered, kids can start to learn about some hobbies that are prevalent today.  Whether it’s developing a love and interest in crocheting or reading science fiction, magazines serve a great purpose in helping them find a hobby they can enjoy.
  3. Leisure – As adults we can watch television and read books (or read any piece of literature) for leisure.  We know how it feels as we are doing it and how it feels afterwards.  In either event kids can experience the same thing with magazines.  Every child has different tastes and different interests so their options are plentiful.

If your child gets crafty enough they can produce their own magazine.  It is never too late for your child to obtain a magazine, whether the subject is about hunting or sports.  Regardless of what it is there is still a level of interest that can influence your child.

Fun not Bum

Depending on the magazine there are also kid-friendly activities in the back that make it an extra treat for the kids.  Magazines for kids don’t always have to have a serious tone to them.  What fun would that be?  The purpose of a magazine isn’t so kids can be turned away from a subject – it’s to get them really involved in it.

National Geographic, ESPN, and Highlights are all popular kids magazines today. Their readership grows every year and they all have something to offer. There are several other magazines available as well that do the same thing. The readership of children are growing every year, the demographic being ages 4 – 19.  Magazines weren’t always popular with children, but now they are acceptable and fun.  Get your child in on the act of reading a magazine of their choice and your children will see results.