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cool magazines for kids

Highlights
Started in June 1946 by educators and child development professionals. Now offer publications for a range of ages. Hello 0-2 yrs, High Five 2-6 yrs, Highlights 6-12 yrs.

National Geographic Kids
Instill a sense of adventure with Nat Geo Kids 6 yrs+ and Little Kids 3-6 yrs.

Ranger Rick Produced by the National Wildlife Federation to inspire a future generation of conservationists. Ranger Rick 7-12 yrs, Ranger Rick Jr. 4-7 yrs,
Ranger Rick Cub 0-4 yrs

Cricket Media Cricket media has grown over 40 years to now include eleven quality publications for children in literature, art, science and technology.
Babybug 6months+, Ladybug and Click 3 yrs+, Spider and Ask 6 yrs+, Cricket, Cobblestone, Dig, Faces and Muse 9 yrs+, Cicada 14 yrs+
(Dig into History looks amazing! It is supposed to be the ultimate history and archaeology magazine for children.)

Zoo Books Everything you wanted to know about animals! They explore the anatomy, habitat, socialization, and ecological role of a single animal or animal group in a vibrant, easy to understand way. Zoobies 0-3 yrs, Zootles 3-6 yrs, Zoobooks 6-12 yrs

Bravery Magazine A Kickstarted publication that promotes strong female role models by featuring real, brave smart women that did hard things. 4-9 yrs

Stone Soup Published by the Children’s Art Foundation and going strong since 1973, they believe that reading quality writing by children will inspire children to read and write.

Anorak Magazine A high quality “happy magazine for kids” that encourages children to tap into their imaginations and use their creativity to learn. Dot 2-5 yrs, Anorak 6-12 yrs.

Okido Helps children learn through play with content that stimulates creativity and inspires scientific interest. 3-8 yrs

Kazoo A magazine that celebrates girls for being strong, smart, fierce and above all true to themselves. Within 30 days on Kickstarter this magazine became the most successful journalism campaign in crowdfunding history. 5-10 yrs

Chop Chop A publication to inspire and teach children and families to cook real food together. 5-12 yrs

Brainspace Includes math and science, language and art geared toward an academic audience. 8-14 yrs.

Storytime This magazine collects fairy tales, myths, fairy tales and stories from around the world with games, puzzles and coloring. Stories for all ages.

I was inspired to create this list because I am a home schooling mom and I believe that children love learning when its presented in a fun way. But also because I was disgusted when I saw this image of a Girls Life and Boys Life magazine side by side, taken at the photographer’s local library. We can do better people. So much better.

things that I like

Things that I like but did not buy. I am usually a careful spender and only buy things that I actually need, will use right now and are well made. Buying things for Emma also takes priority because she needs to replace her clothing and shoes all the time as she keeps growing. All this doesn’t stop me from looking at everything, oogling all the shoes and trying on pretty vintage dresses. ^_^


I love trying on vintage dresses and this one actually fit really well. I wasn’t crazy about the frilly collar bit (and tucked it in) but otherwise it was lovely. I like to wear dresses on warm weather days because I don’t like shorts.


I have been spying string of pearl plants like this one lately and think that are so neat looking. I would love to hang one in our living room and this type of plant is on my list.


Every time that I visited the San Francisco MoMA I saw this backpack made by Baggu. I just love the red type on the grid pattern.


Oh, this red coat was so cute! It was made by Sears and weighed about fifteen pounds. The size was large on me and it had large square buttons that did not fit in the button holes. If I lived where it snowed it would be well used but alas Oakland will never get that cold.

Things that I did buy: a Sleepy Jones pajama top (thrifted), a J Crew navy wool/cashmere sweater (thrifted), slippers for Emma from Kamik, a long sleeved Bon-Ton shirt for Emma (thrifted) and furry fleece coats and underthings from Uniqlo.