My boys love to get mail, what about your guys? The following article will help you instill a love of learning into your rambunctious boys.
On average, our male children (and adults) prefer hands-on educational materials to reading. However, we want our men to love reading!
When we provide reading material that our guys are interested in, they are more likely to read.
This awesome list of The Best Magazines for Boys is sure to excite them and make them forget they are actually learning.
Best Magazines for Boys:
The following are my tops picks, and my boys’ top picks, for the magazines they love or that are on their wish lists.
Zoobies (ages 0-3)
Each issue of Zoobies brings hours of cuddling, giggling, learning fun with animals, beautiful photography and illustrations, mind-building concepts like colors, shapes and sizes, ideas for nature fun for your whole family and more. Each issue also features lift-the-flap and peek-a-boo features and has durable toddler-tough pages.
Zootles (ages 3-6)
Each fun filled issue includes a featured animal, number, and phone me sound. Counting and sound recognition games are built in to the content, along with read aloud stories, poems and more!
Zoodinos (ages 3-6)
With each issue of Zoodinos you can share the joy of discovering the world of dinosaurs with your child. Each issue features simple, interactive text that encourages discussion and active learning as well as amazing photographs, scientifically accurate illustrations, carefully researched concepts, fact and theories along with charming cartoon characters.
Zoobooks (ages 6-12)
Zoobooks is an animal series from A-Z – Alligators to Zebras. In each issue you will find beautiful photos and illustrations of different animals complete with educational text about the animals.
Thomas & Friends (ages 2-7)
Thomas & Friends features Thomas the Tank Engine and brings the adventures of the Island of Sodor right to your front door and makes learning fun by developing key skills in math, reading, science and creativity.
Story Box (ages 3-6)
A wonderful way to introduce preschoolers to the love of reading. Each issue of Story Box includes:
* A book-length story to read aloud, written and illustrated by top authors and artists.
* Pages about animals and science.
Spider (ages 6-9)
Each issue is filled with stories, poems, articles, and illustrations from around the world for kids who are excited about reading on their own. Spider is especially for those who have reached that amazing age when they first get excited about reading on their own.
Scooby Doo! Magazine (ages 4-9)
The ghostly and exciting world of Scooby-Doo! is brought to life in this fabulous magazine. Featuring Scooby-Doo! and his friends, it’s designed to make learning fun, test detective know-how, and help children develop their math, reading, writing and creative skills
Ranger Rick (ages 7-12)
One of my good friends had a subscription to this magazine when we were little. I remember reading her’s every time she got anew one and constantly begging my mom to get me a subscription! I had about 6 magazine subscriptions so she wouldn’t get me more. To this day, I am a bit addicted to magazines. LOL!
The pages are bright and glossy, visually exciting, filled with colorful animal photos, funny drawings, exciting stories, and intriguing bits of information that keep boys and girls turning pages, looking closer, and eager to find out more!
Preschool Friends (ages 2-7)
Preschool Friends lets your child join their favorite friends – Curious George, PAW Patrol, Clifford, Peppa Pig, Max and Ruby, Gruffalo, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and many others in this fun-filled children’s magazine. Each issue is designed to make learning fun while developing key skills in math, reading and creativity.
National Geographic Little Kids (ages 3-6)
Each issue is packed with teaching tools to help parents inspire a love of learning in their children. National Geographic Little Kids brings animals, nature, science and just plain old fun to the littlest learners.
National Geographic Kids (ages 8-14)
Features encourage readers to protect the planet’s resources and to learn more about geography, adventure, wildlife, science, and youngsters of special distinction from around the world. Educational games, puzzles, and quizzes complete this captivating journal.
Muse (ages 9-14)
Kids who can’t help wondering whether video games really kill their brain cells, or what a gentleman ladybug is called, will find the answers here in each issue of Muse. Articles are written by award-winning authors and accompanied by high-quality illustration and photography.
Marvel Ultimate Spider-man (ages 6-12)
Filled with action-packed comic strip stories, activities, posters and more!
Humpty Dumpty (ages 3-5)
Each issue of Humpty Dumpty tickles the imagination with entertaining stories, games, puzzles, crafts, and other activities. Beginning learners will enjoy the challenge as they develop their cognitive and growth motor skills.
Disney Junior (ages 2-7)
Within the pages of each issue your child will find Mickey Mouse, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, the swashbuckling adventures of Jake, and more. Your child will thoroughly enjoy each and every page of fun and adventure and learn the true value of friendship with each issue.
Boys Life (ages 7-18)
Boys Life brings the reader adventure, fun and excitement in every issue. Inside every issue of Boys Life you’ll find both fiction and non-fiction, great jokes, scouting tips and examples of good citizenship.
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