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



Spring 2018 Magazines
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Publisher: Bayard Presse
Newsstand Price: $7.20
Subscription Price: $75.00 / 10 Issues

Like Bayard Canada's Chirp, this colorful glossy magazine from French and international media company Bayard Presse offers ages 3 to 6 a winning, edutainment mix of charming artwork, humorous fiction, word and number puzzles, science and nature facts, animal profiles and brain-teasers (finding differences between two pictures, matching pictures to descriptive poems). Two particularly appealing regular features: "Little Brown Bear," a cartoon stand-in for young children learning new skills and coping with emotions; and "Polo," a series of wordless, whimsical comic book-style panels under an overall title, kindling imagination and creative thinking by leaving it up to readers to make up their own story about they see.

Lynne Heffley   ©2018 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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