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Click

Click

Spring 2013 Magazines
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media
Review:

Click is a science magazine for children ages three to six. Each of its nine annual issues focuses on a theme through a variety of articles, stories, photos, and illustrations, all geared toward young children. Recent topics have included puppet shows, working on a farm, trains, and pets. Every issue introduces the theme with a comic featuring the same cast of characters, and ends with a game or craft, which provides a nice structure to the magazine. Content engages young ones by contextualizing technology lessons and simple activities amongst inviting short stories. In the trains issue, for example, there is a story about a curious girl learning about the subway as she rides it with her father. Another article comparing the mechanics of a train to that of a rollercoaster includes simple activities that demonstrate the physics that keep the ride's passengers contained. At the end of the issue, after they have learned about steam power and freight shipment, readers can cut out paper cars and build their own train.

Click's tagline is "opening windows for young minds," and that is exactly what this high-quality publication does. This is a solid choice for introducing children to non-fiction.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

Look for this product at:
ePals Media
http://www.cricketmag.com
www.clickmagkids.com

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