I am looking to subscribe to 1 or 2 magazines for my 7 year old daughter. What would you all recommend?
I was keen on National Geographic Kids magazine till I came across reviews which say that the ad content is more and it is nothing like the parent magazine. We do buy Tinkle but not regularly. I was told that Manorama brings out something called "Do you know?" but do not know how / where to subscribe.
Is there anything that has some combination of fun / comics / girly stuff / craft ideas / good to read, etc?
Have you seen this magazine called Magic Pot? It is published by the Malayala Manorama group- it is quite good. It has lots of stories, activities. Please also try "Gobar Times" published by Down To Earth ( this is a publication from the Centre for Science and Environment). They deal with local issues. Ofcourse, you can try the ever green "Chandamama".
All the best
Thanks for your reply. My daughter has kind of outgrown magic pot. Gobar times is interesting, from what I can gather from the site (http://www.gobartimes.org/20090115/20090115.asp). When I checked out the subscription link, it goes to 'Down to earth' (http://188.8.131.52/mynet/) which comes with children's suppliment (gobar times?).
So, is it a suppliment with 'Down to earth'? Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Yes, Gobar times is a supplement to Down to Earth. Down to Earht is a nice environmental magazine which all of you will like- it is very informative and an easy read.
There is this enewspaper for kids age 8 to 12. There is a free mini-newspaper (lead story) available as well.
I just got the free newspaper for my daughter. Will also let her browse the sample newspapers on the site before deciding whether we want to subscribe to the paid one.
The paid ones have a yearly subscription of 12 U.S. Dollars.
Check out the following magazines too..
1) Tell me Why series from Manorama
different from magic Pot but helps kids in understanding science concepts
Thanks Smita, Will check out the young scientist magazine. I am actually planning to subscribe to the Tell me Why series.
My kids enjoy reading this CHANDAMAMA.
Its full of fun, puzzles, lot of information about nature, festivals, animals, quite colourful too. its a monthly magzine with yearly subscription. Its my sons bday gift from hid grandparents.
You can browse on http://www.chandamama.com/
I came across these 2 magazines TOOT & HOOT for children recently.
Must admit, these are really gr8. I have taken annual subscription of both the magazines for my kids. TOOT is for 3-7 yr olds & HOOT for 7-12.
You can find more details on www.impulsedirect.in
Hope these are liked by your kids as well.
Not a very child specific magazine but if your child shows inclination towards nature and wildlife, you may subscribe The National Geographic Society for her. This might help her a lot and develop her taste in science, environment and photography.
For residents within India, this might be the cheapest way of getting this mag: http://www.getnationalgeographic.com/
Hope that helps :)
So which mag did u choose? My son is 6 yr old and he too has outgrown Magic Pot. He loves mythology though, but Chandamama seems to be of a higher level (age group 9+). Have u seen Junior Chandamama? how about Champak?
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