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|Posted: 11/14/2012 11:10:32 AM|
At parent teacher conferences the teachers for both my 10 and 12 year old boys told me they need to read more non-fiction. I've bought them a few books, but magazines seem to be a great way to get their interest. We're getting Car & Driver and Wired. I'd like a few more - I think I'm going to get both Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, and maybe Guns & Ammo. Are there any news/current events magazines your children read? I've picked up a few copies of Time, but they don't seem to gravitate towards them.
I'm happy to take other suggestions besides current events, that's just my focus today!
You're either in, or you're out
Loc: South Bay, CA
|Posted: 11/14/2012 12:02:01 PM|My son had a subscription to this when he was younger.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: participating in WWR and RAA
|Posted: 11/14/2012 12:07:44 PM|
DD has enjoyed the various Cricket magazines since she was little. They have things for different age ranges and interests. They are a little more expensive because there is no advertising but I think they are wonderful magazines.
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|Posted: 11/14/2012 12:16:56 PM|Google "Cricket Magazine", you'll find lots of books and a few magazine selections for their age. Good quality stuff with NO ADS!
National Geographic Kids
Travel, hiking magazines
If you're a Christian, you might want to see if Focus On The Family has any magazines they would like.
I also love books like these Life In The Wild , Space Shuttle, Oceans
Another place to look is your local museums (science, history, art)
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 11/14/2012 12:24:49 PM|
I would take a look at the mags in person before buying them...not so much for the magazine content but the ads. There have been two I bought for my son that I loved the magazine content but the ad content was more mature. One of them was one of the Popular (can't remember if it was Science or Mechanics) and the other was a men's fitness magazine. I could see that being a potential issue with Guns and Ammo too, since it's geared to adults.
ETA my son is almost 17 now, so I don't worry too much about the ads anymore. He likes the men's fitness magazine and also gets a lacrosse mag. He reads my Newsweek, but they are doing away with the print version. Does Sports Illustrated have a kids version?
|Posted: 11/14/2012 12:51:29 PM|
SI has a Kids version.
Boys Life magazine.
|Posted: 11/14/2012 12:58:28 PM|
Another vote for the Cricket line of magazines. I loved them myself as a child, and my kids enjoy them. National Geographic is also fine for kids that age.