Our columnist shares some of his favourite online children’s magazines.
Looking for a South African children’s magazine is like searching for gold. Parents who want their children to read age-appropriate magazines may choose to go for imported or online titles.
Here are some of my favourite online children’s magazines which you and your child can enjoy reading.US Kids Magazines
The US kids magazines
series consists of Turtle, a magazine for pre-schoolers (ages 3 to5), Humpty Dumpty
(ages 5 to 7) and Jack and Jill
(ages 7 to 12).
The online content of these award winning magazines offers well written and age-appropriate short stories, poems, recipes , articles and downloadable activities which you and your child will enjoy.
Highlights Children’s Magazine
On the Highlights website the magazine states: “With over a billion copies in print, Highlights for Children
has been helping children become their best selves for more than 65 years.”
The magazine lives up to it’s name with titles for ages: 0-2
, and 6-12
, written in an engaging and entertaining way that your child will enjoy. Free sample articles are offered online.
Champak Magazine (India)
This 90 page Indian Children’s magazine is available online in it’s entirety . If you want your child to read entertaining short stories with an Indian feel this is the place to visit. The publisher, Delhi Press says: “Champak
is a name children swear by. Published in 8 languages, Champak is a bouquet of short stories, comic strips, puzzles, brainteasers and jokes that sets the child's imagination free. It is the largest read children's magazine in the country.TIME for Kids
In it’s byline the magazine states: “TIME for Kid
s is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about - and it's the best non-fiction text you'll find!”
What I particularly find interesting about this magazine is that it presents current world events in a way that kids can relate to. It’s suitable for school-going kids and even contains a ‘homework helper’ section. It’s certainly a good site for parents and children to visit and improve their general knowledge. National Geographic for kids
The magazine covers “NG KIDS
stories cover a broad range of topics, including natural history, science, geography, history, and human interest.”
The online content is easy to read and will help your child appreciate nature. The site also contains videos, games and news.
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Disclaimer: The views of columnists published on Parent24 are their own and therefore do not necessarily represent the views of Parent24.Do you know of any other fantastic online magazines for kids?