About a year ago I bought a subscription to National Geographic Little Kids. Callan loves getting mail (who doesn’t, right?), so I thought this would be a fun thing for him to get every couple of months. The first issue or two, he was still a little young for it, but now he is absolutely thrilled whenever his “mazagine” arrives. He normally fixates on one or two sections in each issue – this last time it was the spread with the dinosaur.
Because it’s written for such young children (the target age is 3-6), there doesn’t seem to be any evolutionary content. Even the pages about the T-Rex just included basic information. As a Christian who believes in a young Earth, this makes the magazine even more appealing.
Each issue also includes several games for little ones’ thinking skills - I Spy, mazes, etc. Here’s a quick snapshot I took of one of the game pages. Toddlers can identify the photos and older kids can fill in the missing letters. Children of all ages can talk about the theme and try to identify other striped things.
We are really happy with this magazine (So far our only complaint is that it’s only published 6 times a year instead of every month) and even happier that Plum District currently has it on sale!
I paid $15 for Callan’s subscription last year, but it’s just $10 right now – plus there’s a coupon code (2NATGEO) that will save you an extra $2. I don’t know about you, but I think $1.33 per issue is pretty good (and I’m a penny pincher).
Subscribe to National Geographic Little Kids for only $8! (This is my 3 for Free link. If 3 people purchase through this link, I’ll have my purchase refunded.)
If you order through Plum District, be sure to share your own referral link with friends. If 3 people purchase through your link, you’ll be refunded!
I also just saw that they have National Geographic Kids on sale (scroll to the bottom). It’s $12, with a $2 coupon code (GeoKids2), to make it just $10. This magazine is published 10 times a year, so you’ll only be paying $1 per issue. I haven’t seen this magazine in person, but it looks great. I may have to subscribe for Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews.
*This post contains my referral links, but I would have shared the info anyway, as we truly do love this magazine and are interested in the older one for other family members.