Following are some of the magazines your children may enjoy. Please contact us with your own personal favorites so we can add them to the list for others to consider.
*Those magazines marked with an asterisk are likely to be available through the Central Middle School magazine drive in October each year. If timing is convenient, please help the school by purchasing through that avenue. Forty percent of the competitive subscription price goes to the school. Money raised in the past has been used toward gym equipment, books, scholarships, digital cameras, maps, calculators, computers, microscopes and more. In addition to ordering new magazines through CMS, you may renew current subscriptions (even if they were initially purchased through another avenue). If you do not have a student at CMS but would be happy to order through the school, please contact one of our CMS site reps for information.
If you are interested in magazines not available through the CMS drive or if you are interested in purchasing at a different time of year, please consider linking to Amazon.com through our website (link above and on the home page) OR specific websites like NewMoon (link below) for magazines available there, which will allow us to receive some money back on your purchases at no additional cost to you. To see how we make use of any funds raised, please look at Service to Our Community and Mini-grants.
2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
This newsletter for parents, teachers and health professionals who help twice-exceptional (gifted with a learning or attention disability) children is published 6 times each year by professional writers and parents of 2e children. You will find articles on giftedness, learning differences and the combination of both; research results; profiles of people and organizations for and about 2e children; book reviews; conference reviews; etc. You can download a free newsletter and/or subscribe to a print or e-mail version at their website.
For children ages 7-9 who are adventurous, this magazine explores history and culture in a way that personalizes the experience. There are many opportunities included that encourage the reader to do more than passively read the content, such as puzzles, recipes, games, suggestions for further research, etc.
Cicada, for ages 12 and up, contains 120+ pages of wonderful stories and poems written by talented adult and teen authors. Teens are invited to respond to questions raised, and a section of the magazine will share those responses. Cicada also sponsors an online writing forum for young writers.
A familiar favorite of many parents and winner of many awards, Cricket magazine is for children ages 9-14. It is 60+ ad-free pages of stories from all genres written and illustrated by professionals, crossword puzzles, cartoons, crafts, recipes and margins of “bug characters” providing commentary on the stories.
Daughters is a bimonthly newsletter and great resource for parents of girls. It provides parents with information and support, intended to help them communicate with and enjoy the company of their adolescent daughters. Article topics include communicating with your adolescent daughter, father/daughter issues, media influences, eating disorders, self-esteem, junior high transitions, and girls and technology, among many others. Often books and/or websites are referenced.
Published each month, this magazine discusses developments in science, technology and medicine. The audience seems to be general readers interested in science but without the time to devote to heftier science publications. Students age 12 and up and adults may enjoy the content.
DIG – Archaeology for Kids*
Readers ages 8-13 will love finding out about archaeology today and what archaeological digs can tell us about the past. Included in the magazine are the cultural, scientific and architectural accomplishments of different societies. Each issue focuses on one theme, and active learning through puzzles, games and hands-on projects increases the enjoyment of the graphics, photos and facts provided. For a look at the magazine, check out http://digonsite.com or www.cricketmag.com/shop_magzines.asp
Ten issues per year contain enough puzzles to keep the family busy. You get crosswords, logic puzzles, trivia, word games, difficult contests, articles about online gaming and video games and more. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Amazon link from EPCGT – Magazines, Games
Imagine: Opportunities & Resources for Academically Talented Youth
For grades 7-12 – a Parents Choice Award and highly recommended by EPCGT (see EPCGT NEWS article)
Kids Discover magazine, winner of Parents’ Choice awards, is for kids ages 6 and up. Each issue explores a different topic (rain forests, oceans, pyramids, bones, Incas, solar system, etc.) with spectacular photography, simple explanations, activities, questions and more.
Intended for readers ages 9 and up, this magazine combines science, history and art. It provides factual information and poses questions for readers to ponder. Included in each of the 9 issues are photographs, illustrations, cartoons, activities, reader letters, web site recommendations and a contest.
National Geographic* / National Geographic for Kids*
National Geographic is a favorite of young adults and adults. In its 12 issues, readers receive not only factual stories from around the globe but also outstanding photographs that put you there, along with wall map supplements, special product discounts, and invitations to join educational travel tour programs.
Share the enjoyment with your kids. National Geographic for Kids is written for ages 8-14 and encourages planetary stewardship and increasing interest in our world through its feature stories.
New Moon is an award-winning magazine for girls ages 8-14, published right here in Minnesota and a favorite of EPCGT members. The advertising-free pages are edited by girls and intended for a female audience. They contain fiction, poetry, artwork, letters, science experiments, cartoons, articles about the lives of girls and women, learning activities and more. It is recommended not only for girls but also for their parents, grandparents, teachers and group leaders.
Odyssey is an award-winning science magazine for ages 10-15. Each of the nine issues follows a different theme, allowing readers to explore with scientists in the field. The latest in science news is also presented, along with puzzles, a cartoon strip, a column on animals, and hands-on activities.
This is a magazine for scientists and people passionate about science. A majority of the articles are written by the people who do the work, including more than 120 Nobel laureates.
Teen Ink is a 10-month print magazine written by teens for teens. Content includes college reviews, poetry, art, travel and culture, health, heroes, interviews, fiction, etc.
World of Puzzles*
The editors of Games Magazine provide this creative puzzle magazine full of crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, math and logic puzzles ranging from simple to very complex. They also periodically include a contest puzzle.
Amazon link from EPCGT - Magazines, World of Puzzles
The award-winning Zoobooks will provide children interested in the animal world with lots of wonderful information about animals, birds, reptiles and insects. Each 24-page issue focuses on one of the above, and through fabulous wildlife photography, diagrams, illustrations and paragraphs of information, gives a child insight into that life. Zoobooks are rated for ages 5-12 and can be a resource for school reports, but they are written at a level most children can understand (upper low level reader to middle level reader) and are heavy on pictures, so older gifted readers will absorb the content quickly and may use the magazine as a springboard for further exploration in books.