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



Spring 2013 Magazines
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media

Ask, the arts & science magazine for kids, should really be called "Answer" because it provides a wealth of interesting and informative information for inquisitive kids. Case in point: my husband recently broke his elbow and, thanks to a terrific issue of Ask focused entirely on bones, my son was able to answer all of his burning questions about what happens to a bone when it breaks, how it heals, and how we can make our bones stronger. He also learned about the challenges of protecting our bone density in space. This same issue provided in-depth analysis and great illustrations to explain how similar the skeletal structure is of animals that appear so different on the outside. But bones can also provide exciting clues about our past and our culture, as the article on archeology explained.

Each issue of Ask is just as well-rounded, covering topics like how animals communicate, why numbers are so important and the wonders of caves. Regular columns include Scoops, which offers fun facts about a wide variety of science-related items; fun comic strips; and Contest and Letters which gives readers a chance to share their own creative ideas through drawings or writings they submit for the monthly contest.

The content is presented in a truly engaging format, mixing things up with articles, games and comics, photos and illustrations. It is just right for this age group, especially those with very curious minds.

Jessica Hensley   ©2013 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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