Monday, February 24, 2014

Babybug Magazine

Does your child get any magazines?  B has been getting Babybug Magazine since he was 4 or 5 months old.  I had used it in my work as an early childhood teacher for years and I was so excited to get it at home for my own little one.
 Now our whole family loves it!  It is such a sweet little magazine.  It comes 9 times per year, and is about the size of a board book on thick, heavy pages.  It is so perfect for little hands -- even the rounded corners protect the youngest readers.  Each issue contains a serial fiction article about a little toddler (Kim) and her stuffed bunny (Carrots).  There is also always a short non-fiction article with photographs.  This section is B's favorite lately!  His February 2014 issue has an article about bears that he wants to read again and again.  The magazine also contains various Mother Goose rhymes, songs, and action rhymes with lovely illustrations.  Subscribers can access the website to play some of the songs from each issue.

Besides being a lot of fun, the magazine can be a great resource for parents and teachers.  Parents will enjoy some of the "tips" at the end of the magazine that suggest activities that correspond to the theme of each issue.  Teachers will find this to be a great way to learn new poems to share with their class at Circle Time!

What magazines does your child read?  We are curious about the National Geographic magazine for little kids, since B seems to like the non-fiction articles in his Babybug so much.

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