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Kids Magazine Subscriptions ~ Great Gift Ideas

Updated on October 22, 2016

Portrait of Clara Hughes, 1902 (Child reading)

Portrait of Clara Hughes, 1902 (Child reading)
Portrait of Clara Hughes, 1902 (Child reading) | Source

Magazine Subscription Gift

If you are searching for great gift ideas for that special child in your life, consider a purchasing kids magazine subscriptions.

What kid doesn't like to be treated as somebody special?

Is there a child that does not like seeing his or her own name on things?

What about the excitement of receiving things addressed to them in the mail on a recurring basis?

You can make all these things happen if you purchase kids magazine subscriptions tailored to their interests.

The importance of reading aloud: Tips for reading to children

Baby Magazine Subscriptions

One can never start early enough to instill a love of reading in children.

At first, obviously, the parents or older siblings or other interested parties will spend time in reading these magazines to babies.

The nice thing about these particular baby magazines is that the images filled with animals are things that most children readily like as a subject matter.

While sharing these magazines with your young Einsteins, this is also a wonderful time of bonding.

Who knows! You may even learn something as you are teaching your babies about different animals.

Ranger Rick Magazine

Ranger Rick Magazine

Now that your baby has grown up learning about animals do they still like learning more about them?

Perhaps you have even taken them to zoos where they can see living and breathing specimens in hopefully natural settings?

Whether they have animals to play with in their home environments or not, their interest can be furthered by giving them a Ranger Rick magazine subscription of their very own.

Reading is fun!

Kids Discover Magazine

Do you have a budding scientist on your hands?

Does your son or daughter like to know what makes things tick?

One of these magazine gift subscriptions would be the perfect gift!

Just imagine the help this will be in school as he or she progresses through the grades.

It might even spark ideas of what they wish to pursue by way of education in later years.

So you think reading isn't important?

Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine

Is the child that has a birthday coming up or some other special occasion in which you would like to give a gift a sports fan?

Does he or she already play soccer, baseball or football?

How about tennis, basketball or softball?

Is that child interested in golfing or some other area that is sports related?

A Sports Illustrated magazine specifically dedicated to kids is sure to please!

Why Read

American Girl Magazine

Magazines dedicated to girls could happily engage them for hours on end.

By the time they have thumbed through the pages of magazines like this getting ideas of what other girls their ages might be thinking or what the latest styles in clothing or hairstyles might be, another delivery in the mail will have them eagerly looking forward to the next edition.

When they have girlfriends over or go to other friend's homes, don't be surprised if this magazine is brought out and used as a topic of discussion.

Reading is Fundamental...

Disney Magazine and others

There are so many good choices of magazines for the special kids in your lives!

What could be better than a Disney Magazine?

Haven't most of us grown up loving Disney?

Or is your child eager to keep up with the latest Pop Star?

It has been proven that encouraging reading from an early age helps children in school and even beyond school age. Vocabulary is built. Interests can be developed which can enrich their lives.

Why not consider a purchase of kids magazine subscriptions the next time you are searching for great gift ideas?

5 stars for Importance of Encouraging Children to Read

Encouraging your kids to love reading is the essential part! Even comic books might encourage them to start reading! Do whatever it takes to put your child on the right track. Whether you are purchasing comics, books, newspapers or magazines or even have them start reading cereal boxes...any and all of these things are important.

Life is a continual learning experience. Reading is an integral part of becoming and staying well informed to make good decisions along the path of life.

Photo of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy from NBC Radio.

Photo of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy from NBC Radio. They are reading an NBC-produced comic book, On the Air, which told the story of what happens behind the scenes in radio broadcasts in a children's format.
Photo of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy from NBC Radio. They are reading an NBC-produced comic book, On the Air, which told the story of what happens behind the scenes in radio broadcasts in a children's format. | Source

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Cute video about how reading inspires children. A book is normally read once and set aside. Magazine subscriptions continually provide new and different things

© 2011 Peggy Woods

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      I could have made this a much longer article by listing more magazines but hopefully got the point across as to magazine subscriptions making wonderful gifts for children. Thanks for the shares.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      There are lots of great educational magazines for kids nowadays. When my daughter was growing and I was homeschooling here she must have had a dozen different magazine subscriptions, and we read them all as part of our curriculum. Magazine subscriptions are a great gift that keep giving all year long.

      Some other great magazines include Highlights and Muse. Voting this up and UI, posting on Awesome HubPages and sharing!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      Anything that we can do to encourage kids to start reading on their own is always a good idea. A magazine subscription...something that suits their interests or introduces them to new ones would always be a welcomed gift. Appreciate your comment, votes and the shares.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Peggy,

      I like the idea of magazine subscription as a gift to children since it not only gives them something to regularly look forward to but it gives them the view of what is going on currently.

      Fantastic info and one we should provide kids.

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Pinned and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Glimmer Twin Fan,

      Nice to know that your daughter is already getting one magazine subscription to Highlights. Am sure that she will enjoy the American Girl. You are on the right track with giving gifts that will have lasting meaning for her future. Good job! Thanks for your comment.

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