Everyone knows that kids love mail. My two-year-old is even pleased when I hand him a piece of junk mail to play with. But now, he can look forward to some actual mail of his own. His grandma recently purchased a subscription for him to the adorable children’s magazine Babybug.
We received our first issue just last week, and my son loves it! It’s a small, square magazine that’s made of high-quality, sturdy paper that can withstand the turning and bending of a toddler. Advertised as appropriate for children 6 months to 3 years, the magazine is printed with non-toxic ink—important if your 6-month-old is a book chewer—and the binding is staple free. With twenty-two pages of short stories, rhymes and poems, it’s the perfect addition to your daily reading material.
The illustrations are sweet and child-pleasing, and because they are created by a number of different artists, there is plenty of variety.
I must admit I’m biased to like this magazine because I was a subscriber of Cricket Magazine, the original magazine from the parent company, when I was in elementary school, and I loved reading the stories. Cricket is a literary magazine for kids aged 9 to 14, Spider for kids 6 to 9 and Ladybug is for kids aged 3 to 6.
Do your little ones have any magazine subscriptions? I’d love to hear about what else is out there.
My oh my, this magazine is brilliant! We don’t have to make those regular trips to the bookstore just to make sure our toddlers have a sufficient amount of reading materials.
Lee, I found this link on their website for orders outside of the US https://www.cricketmag.com/form/index.asp?nFormId=50. Hope it helps!
I went to sign my 22 month old daughter up for a subscription, she loves her books and I want to encourage that! I live in Canada and it is not an option in the shipping. Is there anything I can do to change that? Thanks!
This is the first time I’ve heard of BabyBug magazine. It looks like a children’s book! I think my daughter will love this!
My kids get Highlights. My mom got them the subscription two years ago and they LOVE it.
I’ve never heard of a magazine subscription for toddlers. What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.
My daughter has had a subscription to High Five for years now. She loves the hidden objects page and I love the easy recipes. We’ve had pumpkin pie pancakes quite a few times since last months issue!