DS, 8, quite enjoyed national kids geographic. Very animals biased but good bits about natural phenomena and good for upcoming toys and games, films and books. Gives your child a bit of street cred.
DS is currently subscribed to Aquila, a present, which he does not enjoy as much. It is fairly academic in content, but 'may' appeal to girls more. It has features on history, geography etc and goes into a lot more detail than national kids. The overall appearance is more 'old fashioned', but do not know why it has not appealed to DS.
I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for good magazines for primaru aged children. I was looking for something with a bit of appropriate for age world news/ current affairs, non-fiction articles, maybe short stories as well for DS's currently aged 4 & 5. DS1 has a reading age of about 9 years. I have been searching the supermarket shelves but haven't seen anything at all. Don't want something to dry so bright and engaging would be good. What is national geographic kids like? Or any others I could have a look at?