I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always on the search for quality reading material for my children. As an educator and homeschool mom, I strive to promote literacy by exposing my children to a variety of print, including books, newspapers, and magazines.
The trouble with magazines and newspapers is the advertisements. I no sooner hand over a magazine than my kids are requesting some new fangled, usually noisy, toy.
And, as the parent of three sensitive children, I am constantly on the hunt for magazines that are free of anything scary.
I am overjoyed when I find a quality, wholesome magazine that all of my children can enjoy without the advertisements.
Recently, I was introduced to an amazing company that has three wholesome magazines, sans-ads!
*Disclosure: I received 9 Fun for Kidz magazines at no cost and was compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. As always, all thoughts are my own and I only share products that I believe others would love and those that I would use with my own family.
Fun for Kidz: Wholesome magazines for children without the advertisements
Fun for Kidz offers three magazines: Hopscotch for Girls, Boys’ Quest, and Fun for Kidz. These magazines are wholesome, educational, and ad-free.
The day that the magazines arrived at my house was a happy one, folks! The mailman delivered them just before quiet time- talk about perfect timing!
We received three issues of each magazine, so each kiddo was able to pick three to read during quiet time. Having already researched the company, I felt confident knowing that I could let them read without concern that there would be BIG worries to contend with that evening!
Miss T was so excited that she could read these magazines independently! She had to share a few facts with me before heading to her room for quiet time.
You know that you have a winner when your children elect to extend their quiet time. They did not appear in my kitchen until they had finished their respective magazines!
Hopscotch for Girls is geared toward girls in elementary and middle school. T enjoyed these magazines, which were filled with stories, educational content, arts and crafts, recipes, drawing lessons, and puzzles, among other topics. T has been interested in drawing lately and she especially appreciated the drawing lessons in all the magazines, not just Hopscotch for Girls.
My sweet T has so enjoyed these magazines that she keeps a stack on her nightstand. Fun for Kidz are the first magazines that she has been able to read by herself!
Boys’ Quest magazine is geared toward ages 6-14 years. These magazines are jam-packed with educational material and stories that inspire exploration and adventure, in addition to puzzles, games, cartoons, jokes, and drawing lessons.
Fun for Kidz offers a huge variety of reading and educational activities. Each issue combines various articles and projects within a given theme. For example, one of our issues was about rodents. My boys loved this topic, folks!
Fun for Kidz in your homeschool
I have used Fun for Kidz at home as a way of determining, and building upon, T’s reading comprehension. Leo has used a couple of the magazines as part of his animal study research for our book club, and he’s been compiling jokes for a friend.
Here are some other ways we’ve used Fun for Kidz over the past couple of months:
- Quiet time
- Waiting rooms
Do you want to try Fun for Kidz?
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