Toys may catch your kid’s attention, but magazines will capture their imagination and curiosity!

Offering your kids access to magazines at home is not only a novel way to get them to read, but it also hones their skills at reading non-fiction as well. Magazines offer short articles with lots of visual support from pictures and aren’t as intimidating as books for struggling readers.

Magazines also offer kids another option. As parents, one of our main responsibilities when it comes to our kids’ literacy is to offer opportunities to read. No one wants to force a child to read because, as with most things, most kids will push back. We want kids to be excited to read, and one way to do that is to offer novel choices to mix up the regular routine. Subscribing to a children’s magazine is an effective way to promote literacy in your home and use the excitement of getting something fun in the mail to spark reading.

Kennedy Publishing has such a range of pre-school appropriate boys’ and girls’ titles, so there is bound to be a magazine that your little one likes! Here are some of our favourites:

PINK – Perfect for girls (and boys!) aged 3-9, PINK is a magazine packed full of the toys, TV characters loved by kids, including Shopkins, Hatchimals, JoJo Siwa and LOL Surprise. In each issue of PINK you can look forward to fun, puzzles, posters, stories, competitions, crafts and recipes!

3,2,1, Go! – In 3,2,1, Go! magazine, children can enjoy high-speed adventures alongside their favourite vehicle characters. Each action-packed issue features easy-to-read stories, puzzles and crafts.

Busy Time – With Busy Time children can count, trace, read, write and match with their favourite TV characters and toy brands, including PAW Patrol, Thomas the Tank Engine, Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Super Zings, and many more! Each engaging issue allows for parent and child interactivity as children complete the educational activities inside.

Cuddles – Purrr-fect for young animal lovers, Cuddles magazine features animal adventures, pet puzzles, cute posters, amazing animal facts, quizzes and crafts. Each issue comes with a paw-some gift, full length animal book and an activity pull-out so children can have endless fun with their favourite furry friends!

Horrible Histories – It’s history with all the horrible bits left in! This magazine is packed full of putrid puzzles, foul facts, cruel competitions and lots of gruesome gags! Each issue features an 8-page special and comes with a horrible historical gift.

Kick! –  This market-leading monthly football magazine is a fun, informative read for any footy fan! Kick! features all the biggest stars and teams from the Premier League and beyond, as well as big-name interviews, transfer gossip and player posters.

Find out more about these and other Kennedy publishing titles here.

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