ClickSpring 2012 Magazines
Click's tagline is "opening windows for young minds," which is an apt description for this children's magazine. Readers of Cricket, Ladybug, and other titles produced by Carus Publishing can expect the same level of quality and child-friendly content here. Each of the nine annual issues focuses on a single theme, such as simple machines, animal partners, or visual art. There are a nice variety of photos, illustrations, short articles, and stories about the theme, and the large print makes it easier for young children to read. Each issue opens with a comic-book-style story to introduce the theme, featuring a recurring cast of characters-children Amy and Martin, their babysitter Liz, Click the mouse, and a guest star such as a prairie dog. The magazine always ends with "Takeout Pages" containing a game or project to extend the theme's content. This is a great choice for tapping into the curiosity of young readers.