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Old 09-17-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I have 3 kids, but am looking for some mag suggestions for my 2 girls - age 8 and 5. The 8 year old is some kind of wunderkind, the 5 year old is not able to read yet.

Do you think for the 8 year old that Discovery Girl and American Girl would be too old/too young/just right? She turns 9 next month.

The youngest gets Nick Jr magazine, but that's about to run out and I'd like try something new.

Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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I only have 1 girl, but I have several boys and they get the Discovery magazine and they get Kids Sports Illustrated. There are some craft magazines for kids, but that can lead to some major messes at home!!
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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My mother subscribed to Cricket when my older sister was young, and I (4 years younger) kind of inherited the subscription when she outgrew it. It was the highlight of the month to get that magazine- good reading and (yay!) no advertising. I always suggest Cricket as a good magazine to subscribe to. The company also offers several other good magazines, some for younger kids, and some for older kids.

http://www.cricketmag.com/home.asp
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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National Geographic since my daughter was 6. She has piles of them (she's 14 now) and goes through them often.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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My daughters are in Girl Scouts and gets the magazine through them. They love it.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We get Kids Discover, which is AWESOME! We also get National Geographic Kids and Zootle. My daughter used to get Zoo Books as well. She loves animals and it was fantastic!
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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National Geographic Kids and Kids Discover are both excellent for nonfiction/fact lovers.
Have to say, my boys joined cub scouts this year the Boy's Life magazine is really really good, too.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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our three year old loves Turtle - its a cute little magazine
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Discovery Girls is aimed at girls 8-13. My D got it for years and loooved it. I liked it too. I like that it promotes being a better you, rather than clothes boys and materialism. Check their website, I think sometimes they have a "free issue" to try. In fact, I have several that I've been meaning to give to a young girl rather than throw out.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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Nat geo. it kinda turns kids into nerds, or specialist, but its not that bad.

the problems arise when an issue focuses on sharks or other fish, and all of a sudden the kids want a salt water fish tank!!!
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