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Highlights Hello

Highlights Hello

Spring 2014 Magazines
Ages: Infant - 2 yrs.
Newsstand Price: $2.87
Subscription Price: $34.44 / 12 Issues
Review:

Highlights Hello is a fantastic new periodical for babies and toddlers that offers a full years' worth of appealing, age-appropriate reading material at an extremely reasonable price. Each issue features a few seasonally appropriate short stories and poems and one "Find It" spread that encourages young children to locate familiar objects in an illustration. The illustrations are colorful and appealing, and depict a variety of human and animal families. On the back of each issue are photographs of babies waving bye-bye, a feature that many babies are sure to enjoy (and if they wave back, caregivers can snap a picture and send it in to the magazine).

Each month's magazine comes in a decorative envelope that opens to reveal a nugget of parenting advice from an educator or pediatrician, another bit of parenting wisdom gleaned from other parent readers of Highlights Hello, and a brief biography of an author or illustrator featured in the magazine. These informational blurbs for parents are helpful without being overwhelming, offering a morsel of practical advice—how to get a child's favorite stuffed toy in the wash without a meltdown, or how to transition to a new babysitter—in a format that can be easily read by busy and tired caregivers. Highlights Hello even offers a Spanish edition. This magazine will provide a wonderful and economical source of lap reading for families with young children.

Naomi Lesley   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Naomi Lesley taught middle and high school English for six years. She is currently in a doctoral program at the George Washington University, focusing on American young adult literature.

Look for this product at:
Highlights for Children
http://www.highlights.com/iphone

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