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What magazine subscription for a 7 year old girl?

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MakeTeaNotWar Fri 22-Aug-14 11:13:17

I'm thinking of getting my 7 year old niece a magazine sub for Christmas - what's good, what might she like?

MrsPnut Fri 22-Aug-14 11:21:27

My just turned 8 yo girl got National Geographic Kids for christmas last year but she is very keen on animals and nature.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 22-Aug-14 12:59:26

Was going to suggest NG for kids too. DS had it from his Aunty at 7 and loved it smile

Iseechickens Sat 23-Aug-14 14:56:22

My DD has a Beano subscription, she really enjoys it. She had the NGK last year and wasn't that impressed with it, lots of advertisement etc and not enough reading. It all depends what they like I suppose.

CeliaBowen Sat 23-Aug-14 14:59:04

There are a couple of really good ones out there which are empowering for young girls, rather than frilly. I can't remember the names though!

NGK is disappointing, I would agree.

CeliaBowen Sat 23-Aug-14 15:01:47

Try this?

hugoagogo Sat 23-Aug-14 22:53:51

National geographic kids-was brilliant when dd was that age.

insanityscratching Mon 25-Aug-14 09:46:37

Dd has Beano and loves it, she's had it for a few years now and has no plans to stop just yet. She even gets excited about the Beano annual at Christmas grin

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Mon 25-Aug-14 17:50:15

Does she like Doctor Who or Lego?Or she more into pink and girly? There are loads to choose from here but may be worth searching for a free gift with subscription deal.

MmeLindor Mon 25-Aug-14 19:34:35

Thanks for linking to Jump! Mag, Celia. It is free, so no subscription required.

You could also look at these magazines - Aquila, and Stew - both great independent magazines.

I find the ones that are made by large publishing houses are a bit boring, with a lot of advertising and sponsored posts (but understand that they need to bring in some money, it is a REALLY tough market).

The trick is to find something that she likes - and that will depend on whether she is more into nature (eg NG Kids) or History/Science/Arts (then Stew might be better).

On Jump! Mag, the aim is to mix the educational with the fun, so that the kids learn without it being too 'worthy', if you see what I mean. So we post fun facts, silly YouTube videos, mixed in with articles about history and science. All the content is checked, age appropriate and non-sweary, and written in a non-patronising way (some of it by our young readers).

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CeliaBowen Mon 25-Aug-14 20:04:12

Aquila was the one I was thinking about, mmeLindor as well as Jump, which I had forgotten was online only. I take it from your response that you are somehow involved? In which case, thank you for a lovely website! smile

My DDs are 5 (almost 6) and 3, so I am only too aware that the magazines on sale in the shops are awful, and usually chosen only for the plastic tat on the front sad. We only get a magazine in this house when we are going on holiday, but hopefully when they are older, there will be some decent ones to choose from for a more regular read.

BreadForBrains Tue 26-Aug-14 09:53:50

Mine are 10 and 8 and they both get the Aquila magazine. They were presents from someone, I wouldn't have got them myself! May possibly be slightly aimed older than your dd though? I'm basing this on the fact that my older one loves hers but the younger one is less interested!

MmeLindor Tue 26-Aug-14 12:06:47

Yes, I started Jump! Mag two years ago, so you could say I am involved! It is a real labour of love.

Aquila is probably better for slightly older kids, I'd say - maybe about 9/10 yr old. Younger kids would still enjoy it, but some of the content might not interest them as much.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 26-Aug-14 12:11:22

I buy an magazine for DD (comes out every two months) - about Small Animals (rabbits/guinea-pigs/other small furrues)
I tried to get an subscription but it wouldn't accept from me because DH and I have a joint account.

Stuff that how inconvenient , I thought, I buy it in Sainsburys hmm

BuzzardBird Tue 26-Aug-14 12:14:18

Lego have just started a monthly magazine aimed at girls which has so far had a free Lego Friends gift on the front.

CeliaBowen Tue 26-Aug-14 16:00:42

Lego Friends = booooooooooooo! angry
Now they have a magazine? Saints preserve us!

Theherbofdeath Tue 26-Aug-14 16:06:22

The Phoenix is good - both my DDs have loved it, and the youngest was 7 when we started getting it.

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