In this age of technology, where children are surrounded with gadgets and gizmos, it is indeed difficult to instill in them an interest for reading. But truth is reading interesting articles, stories and facts and engaging in solving puzzles, crosswords, quiz games will nurture their brain and fill them with creative and imaginative thoughts. It also helps in developing strong vocabulary, cognitive and communication skills. With their minds always looking for fresh content and curious minds always looking for newer challenges, the best option available for parents is to opt for subscription magazines. Every edition of these magazine will have in it stored for kids some surprise element and some intriguing chronicles. The way these magazines compile stories, trivia, brain teasers, riddles, quizzes, logic problem etc makes them most perfect for young readers.
Let’s look at some good magazines which are available for kids in India. You can choose the best one based on your child’s interest.
National Geographic Kids is all about animals, science, history and geography. This magazine is available from 1975 and at that time it was called National Geographic World. On the whole they publish ten issues annually. National Geographic Kids has a worldwide circulation of approximately 1.4 million. It is meant for boys and girls in the age group of 8 to 12. Each issue of the magazine is loaded with colorful stories about animals, people and places. They also have for young readers interesting fun puzzles, comics, facts and figures. “Weird But True,” “Wild Vacation” and “Amazing Animals” are the most popular segments. In addition to english, this magazine is available in 19 other languages. In India this book is available through the house of Manorama. One could opt for one year or two year subscription.
It is an amazing monthly magazine for kids aged between 4 to 12 years. Each volume of the magazine has sections on Values, Leadership qualities, Emotional quotient, Teamwork , Logical thinking, Knowledge etc. They also have in store for young readers comics, stories and activities. They have their edition in Hindi too. iNTELLYJELLY also publishes braille magazine through which visually impaired children gets an opportunity to read its unique and thoughtful content. Visit Intellyjelly website and opt for 6 month or 12 month subscription.
Tell Me Why is an interesting monthly publication in english from Manorama publications. Each issue is created around a particular topic and about that 100 plus questions and their answers are provided. Illustrations, cartoons and photographs provided makes the book more interesting. To subscribe this magazine one need to log onto manorama online.
Children’s Digest is one of India’s leading children’s magazine. They provide in the magazine informative, educative and stimulating features along with jokes, humorous illustrations and word play puzzles. It is an informative monthly magazine in English for kids aged between 8 to 12 years.
Primary plus is an activity based fortnightly paper designed to enrich the knowledge of Primary School children. It includes in it various puzzles, games and trivia and also support school subjects. They have separate magazine to suit different age group. Little Primary Plus is for 3 to 5 year old kids, Primary plus turtle is for 6-7 year old kids, Primary plus junior for second and third standard kids, Primary Plus Young Minds for fourth and fifth standard kids and Primary plus next step for kids above 11 years. To make the magazine more interesting, they have added Augmented Reality to some of the pages.
The Child City is a monthly interactive digital magazine for children in the age group of 6-12 years. It is available through Google play and Apple Store. Parents who do not want their children to use app
can subscribe to magazine in pdf format.
Tinkle is an Indian fortnightly magazine available from 1980. Initially it was owned by India Book House. In 2007, ACK Media acquired it. Tinkle has in it Indians favorite Suppandi, Shikari Shambu, Kalia the crow and Tantri. They have added many new sections and stories to suit new generation readers.
Champak is another very popular children’s magazine available way back from 1960s. Most of the stories are based on animals. It is published in eight languages and has a total circulation of more than 300,000 copies. The stories not only impart values and knowledge, but it stays with young mind forever. A large number of Champak readers are older folks who have been reading Champak from their younger age.
Would like to hear from you what’s your favorite subscription magazine. In case I missed out any good magazine mail me the same….