Stock Up Your Library with Kids Discover Magazine

Stock Up Your Library with Kids Discover Magazine

If you’re looking for something both educational and fun to keep in your classroom or home library, you might want to check out Kids Discover Magazine. We chanced upon an issue at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve decided that we definitely should order some for Christmas this year. Our daughter is very much into the issue we have, which is about ancient Egypt; in fact, she now wants to be Cleopatra for next year’s Halloween, travel to the Sphinx (which she pronounces “Spanx”), and thinks everything reminds her of the goddess Isis.

Over 140 titles are available to order, and you can get them by popularity, topics, or other favorite packs. Sale titles sell for as low as $1.99 per issue, while entire themed sets range from $35 to $70 dollars. Each set is based on a theme, such as American History, Earth Science, the human body, Native American History, Space Science, and World History. Other sets, such as teachers top 20, are also available.

The best thing about the books, according to my daughter, is their cool photos and diagrams that make them come alive. I like how the material is broken down and explained in interesting tidbits; you won’t find long, obnoxious paragraphs of boring material like you’d find in a typical history book. Instead, there’s information that kids really want to know about delivered in an engaging, interesting way that kids and grown-ups will both enjoy—which is something that can be hard to come by.

When you visit the website, you’ll find that there are also some fun related games and activities for kids, such as online puzzles to play, as well as special information for both parents and teachers. Teachers can check out classroom subscriptions, how the magazines can fit into the classroom setting, and how they work with class standards—and parents can order sample issues to try it out at home. Resource guides that help adults teach the materials are also available, as well as vocabulary supplements that help expand each issue and reinforce vocabulary terms explored. Even if you skip the guides, however, the sets themselves are really great to have on hand—especially if you have science or history buffs in the home, or even people who simply love to read. To find out more, you can also request a catalog for samples or more information.