Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2006 Magazines
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Publisher: Bayard Canada
Newsstand Price: $3.49
Subscription Price: $27.99 / 10 Issues
Chirp is geared for young children ages 3 to 6, on the brink of learning and just beginning to read. It gives them a healthy and satisfying dose of many activities: cooking, comics, rhymes, outdoor and indoor activities, letter and color recognition, and light fiction. The puzzles and activities are age-appropriate and jokes are simple enough that they can be quickly understood and repeated to family or friends. The magazine states “it is a delightful way to introduce young children to the joy and fun of reading.” Our family agrees!

Older children who are learning to read can easily read to themselves and follow the instructions for the many activities.

Ann Hillers   ©2006 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

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