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



Spring 2012 Magazines
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Publisher: Bayard
Newsstand Price: $9.00
Subscription Price: $90.00 / 10 Issues

Designed for young readers ages six to nine, AdventureBox offers a complete chapter story, games, nature and science facts and a comic strip in each of its ten issues throughout the year. The production value of the magazine is exceptional, and it is sized just right for little hands. With lots of fun, colorful illustrations and large, legible type, it is certainly an engaging tool for getting kids to read. The reading games are also challenging, pushing kids to look a little harder than their average word search.

The magazine is published in the U.K., so British English is the standard rather than American English. This does not detract from the quality of the publication but may require some parental assistance to explain some of the terminology or grammar used in the story. For example, "mum" is used instead of "mom." The subscription price is also a little higher than most children's magazines at $90, but it should be taken into consideration that you are receiving a complete chapter book plus additional fun and games at less than $9/issue, which ultimately builds your child's at- home library.

Jessica Hensley   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Jessica Hensley is a web designer, yoga and fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two very active young boys. She has been working with family and educational websites for over 12 years.

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