Science magazines for kids
Help reluctant readers fall in love with literacy and science...
Providing science magazines for kids helps build a lifelong habit of reading as well as an appreciation for the sciences. Many children's science magazines are theme based, have current information and enticing, colorful layouts to encourage even the most reluctant reader.
- Science magazines not only involve children in reading but are also chock full of science experiments, cooking science, games and puzzles.
- They motivate children to get outside and get moving as well as influencing them to explore and discover their environment.
- Science magazines also reinforce literacy and math concepts, offer science related art ideas as well as game boards, hidden pictures, puzzles and more.
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Zootles Magazineis created for children 2-6 years old. Each issue includes a featured animal, number, and phoneme sound. Counting and sound recognition games are built in to the content, along with read aloud stories, poems and more. Zoobooks below, is for older children.
Zoobooks Magazine is an encyclopedia of animals, a magazine series containing 58 different titles on animals from A-Z. Each Zoobooks issue contains facts about a specific animal or group of animals and includes interactive pullout activity pages to help children enjoy learning. This science magazine for kids uses words, photographs and illustrations to make complex concepts easily understandable for 5 - 12 year olds.
National Geographic Little Kids Magazine- Published by the National Geographic Society this magazine for kids has animals, nature, science, and fun for preschool and kindergarten children. It seeks to help your preschooler become a bright, curious explorer. It also has features about different cultures, interactive experiments, simple science, and fun puzzles and games to teach logic, counting, and more. Their other magazine, National Geographic Kids Magazineis geared for children aged 6 and up.
Click for kids helps children aged 3 - 7 understand the world around them. It explains how the world works, one topic at a time. Includes articles on science, art, nature, and the environment in 40 full-color pages that are filled with photographs, illustrations, stories and articles that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Backyardigans:Big Backyard Adventure This science magazine for kids is published by the Nickelodean for 3 - 7 year olds. Includes science activities, fun and games, and more.
Ranger Rick Magazine is also published by the National Wildlife Federation. Some kindergarten children are ready for this magazine. It is designed for children who can read and write. Ranger Rick is a science magazines for kids that shows close encounters with animals, science discoveries, puzzles, riddles and mazes that stimulate logical thinking. For ages 7 and up.
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