I am all about magazines that will encourage my kids to read, will teach them something, and will leave them coming back for more. That’s why when I was introduced to the Mad Science KNOW Magazine, I couldn’t wait to find out more.
KNOW helps answer those what, why, where, and how questions all kids ask. KNOW is engaging, fun, and full of ways to satisfy the natural curiosity of children ages 6 to 9. Each issue is packed with news articles, experiments, puzzles, dinosaurs, astronomy, the human body, and more.
My boys are 6 and 7, and they both want to learn as much as they can… and have fun while they’re doing it.
Zander is a reader. He would much rather sit inside and read a hundred books than to be outside playing all day. There are times when I’ll have to force him to put the books down and get up and move. That’s probably the reason why as a second grader, he’s reading on an 8th grade level, though. He loves to read. I knew that this magazine would be perfect for him, and that he could get Jace excited about the stories inside the magazine as well.
We started with the online sample issue of the KNOW magazine. It was the perfect way to introduce the magazine to the boys. Zander sat at the computer and read the entire magazine, beginning to end. He’d keep calling Jace over and say, “Look at this!” “Jace, you have to see this!” “Oh, wow! I didn’t know frogs were see-through! Look!”
He was mesmerized the entire time, and he’d spout off facts to me about all sorts of things. I was blown away by how much he learned in the time he took reading it, and I loved how excited he was to share his knowledge with everyone he knew.
Zander loved the magazine, and Jace loved listening to Zander read him the stories and interesting facts in the articles. There were games, puzzles, and tons of fun – all geared toward helping kids learn and retain what they’d learned.
I am so excited that I found the KNOW magazine, and can’t wait to start our subscription. If the boys loved the online version of the magazine so much, I can’t wait to see how they react to holding it in their hands. I may never get Zander outside again!
If you’d like to learn more about KNOW Magazine (or the other Mad Science Magazine called YES for ages 10 – 15), head to their website. It doesn’t matter if you live in Canada, the US, or anywhere in the world, you can subscribe to their magazines! The cost is really reasonable, too, and well worth it for as much as your kids will learn from these magazines. In Canada, a 1 year subscription is only $24.95. USA is $26 for 1 year, and International is $38 for 1 year.
I definitely give this magazine 2 thumbs up, and I know my boys do too!
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Mad Science and received the products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.