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Magazine subscription for 11 and 14year old girls and boys

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frazzled74 Fri 14-Oct-16 20:08:01

Any suggestions please? For my nieces and nephews. The girls are both quite girly, like makeup, youtubers, music, etc. one boy is into Xbox, Lego , dc/marvel, Star Wars and one is sporty, plays football.

butterflymum Fri 14-Oct-16 21:33:28

Not matching their likes, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend National Geographic Kids (usually available as a Tesco clubcard deal).

frazzled74 Fri 14-Oct-16 21:35:14

Thankyou, one of them may enjoy this so I will look into it.

Grammar Fri 14-Oct-16 21:47:52

Wonderpaedia..It's fantastic.. a mix of science, philosophy and up to date topics, like Trump/Clinton. Eg..the last issue had a part in it that 'interpreted' Trump's facial expressions. So.. it is educational and captures their imagination whilst challenging concepts. It's great, honestly and so good for the age group you are looking at.
We tried National Geographic for children and it really went done a bit pallid.
Try it... I think you'll like it. I find myself reading it too

Grammar Fri 14-Oct-16 21:48:30


Sadik Fri 14-Oct-16 23:24:49

I would have thought NG Kids would be very much too young even for an 11 year old? DD (14) has had the regular National Geographic for a few years, but says it has really fallen off in quality of late (I think she told me it was bought out or there was a management change, don't really remember).

I'm not 100% convinced that magazines are that popular with secondary age dc these days unless they have a very specific interest, there's so much available on the internet.

Wisewisewords Fri 14-Oct-16 23:31:23

Two good ones were How it Works and All About Space. Think they still do them.

frazzled74 Fri 14-Oct-16 23:35:36

I'm looking at them all and although I really like them, can't help thinking I should buy them iTunes vouchers instead!

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Fri 14-Oct-16 23:39:49

NG Kids way too young for 11 and 14 year old. My ten year thinks it's below him.

My kids read some science and tech magazines, but they don't read kids' versions, they read adult ones: wired, edge, net, focus.

They read some more mag-like graphic novels but I don't understand how they choose what, so I'm not in a position to pass on tips. It's a mysterious world to me.

What about The Week (if interested in current affairs)? My neighbour gets this and the teens all read it avidly. On the grounds they hardly ever see newspapers these days.

happsymum Sat 15-Oct-16 06:31:38

my daughter loves her monthly minecraft magazine, the bargain thread last year had a deal on them and she got quiet upset when we said we were stopping it after the free trial/deal so it still comes through the letter box now...

2StripedSocks Sat 15-Oct-16 06:57:15

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abear Wed 19-Oct-16 19:44:33

Stuff magazine is very popular with my 14 year old ds. Full of tech articles etc.

BabyGanoush Wed 19-Oct-16 19:47:35

Is Wired any good?

Am thinking about DS (14) who is into tech big time

ja9r Wed 19-Oct-16 23:18:39

Looked into wonderpedia but it has ceased trading with immediate effect shock

9troubledwaters Wed 19-Oct-16 23:20:54

Really good, 9, 11 & 14 yo enjoy it

AllotmentyPlenty Wed 19-Oct-16 23:23:03

I enjoy the Week Junior and I am in my forties!

Grammar Thu 20-Oct-16 17:04:46

'Wonderpaedia' has it? our new issue came the other day...I'm so surprised!

Grammar Thu 20-Oct-16 17:06:42

Yes, you're right! How sad...I'm really disappointed. I'd better follow up out subscription ! Thank you!

AMomentaryLapseOfReason Thu 20-Oct-16 17:08:44

Focus is good for science / tech. My 10 yr old enjoys it. First News is good for younger ones (7-11?) as well.

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