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Babybug Magazine

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.


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  1. avatar Minerva says:

    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.

  2. avatar Beth says:

    Lee, I found this link on their website for orders outside of the US Hope it helps!

  3. avatar Lee says:

    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!

  4. avatar Leila says:

    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!

  5. avatar Mindy says:

    My kids get Highlights. My mom got them the subscription two years ago and they LOVE it.

  6. avatar Liz says:

    I’ve never heard of a magazine subscription for toddlers. What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

  7. 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!