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12 Magazines for Kids That Make Reading Fun

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Print isn't dead! So get your kid a magazine

3. ChopChop

Print isn't dead! So get your kid a magazine
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed this award-winning nonprofit quarterly magazine for kids ages 5 to 12. ChopChop is filled with fabulous recipes, interactive games and educational food facts and is intended to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. A Scholastic pick for best magazine for elementary school and preschool students, ChopChop received the 2014 Parents' Choice Gold Award and was named the James Beard 2013 Publication of the Year. A one-year subscription (four issues) is $15, and each subscription bought helps pay for a subscription for a family in need.

4. Highlights

Print isn't dead! So get your kid a magazine
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You likely also grew up reading Highlights magazine — either at home or just at the dentist's office. Every 40-page issue helps children explore exciting new topics, investigate cool subjects and learn about our wide world. Highlights is ideal for ages 6 to 12 and features stories, puzzles, games, riddles, science experiments and craft projects. High Five, the preschool version of Highlights, is intended for little ones ages 2 to 6. A one-year subscription (12 issues) is $40.

5. Time for Kids

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Time For Kids, a division magazine of Time, brings eight pages of news and activities to children. It's available for four different age groups: The Grade K – 1 edition is theme-based for young readers; the Grade 2 edition challenges kids' critical-thinking skills; the Grades 3 – 4 edition encourages children to better understand the world; and the Grades 5 – 6 edition engages kids to become active as informed citizens. What more could you ask for? A one-year subscription (28 issues) is $30.

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