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I love gifting children’s magazines, and magazine subscriptions for kids are the gift that just keeps on giving! I’ve found most kids (mine included) love to receive something just for them in the mailbox.
Magazines are also great for getting kids to read more, exploring new worlds, encouraging learning, improving mental health, and beating boredom with fun quizzes and activities.
Whether your child is a preschooler, a teen, or somewhere in-between, or interested in science, nature, or art, there are some great magazines for kids available. Here are the best children’s magazines in Australia.
National Geographic Kids is a monthly magazine for kids. From wildlife to space, geography to the environment, it has all the incredible stories and dazzling images you’d expect from National Geographic packed into bite-sized chunks. Suitable for boys and girls aged 6 – 14 years.
2. KIT Magazine
KIT Magazine is a bi-monthly mindfulness magazine suitable for both boys and girls, with inspiring articles designed to nurture creativity, build resilience and so much more. Suitable for 8 – 14 years.
3. Double Helix
Double Helix is a kid’s science magazine from the CSIRO. With fun, exciting and quality articles, Double Helix promotes critical thinking and strengthens literacy skills while sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering, and maths. Suitable for 8 – 14 years.
4. Teen Breathe
Teen Breathe is a fantastic magazine focusing on how mindfulness forms the basis of a happier, healthier, more authentic life. Full of tips, fun activities, and inspiring ideas to help girls bring out the very best in themselves. Suitable for ages 9 years and up.
Youkie (previously called Kookie) magazine is full of remarkable role models, big ideas, optimism and screen-free fun for ages 8 to 12+, with cool comics and stories, features on everything from adventure and activism to science and sport, plus craft, debate, advice, books, puzzles, posters and lots more.
Aquila is the ultimate intelligent read for inquisitive kids. Full of exuberant articles and challenging puzzles that will get the whole family involved, every issue covers science, history and general knowledge, and is beautifully illustrated with contemporary artwork throughout. Suitable for ages 8 – 12 years.
Kazoo is a quarterly print magazine for girls, that celebrates them for being strong, smart, fierce and, above all, true to themselves. Suitable for ages 5 – 12 years.
8. Just Kidding
Just Kidding magazine is packed with loads of fun with the latest movies, games, sports, music, competitions, travel, fashion and more, it will be sure to keep them entertained! Suitable for boys and girls aged 7 – 12 years.
Just Kidding Junior is Australia’s highest-circulating pre-school magazine. It includes brands such as The Wiggles, Thomas & Friends, My Little Pony, Peppa Pig, Minions, and features competitions, activities, dedicated parent sections, stories and lots more. Suitable for boys and girls aged 3 – 6 years.
10. Bluey Magazine
Bluey Magzine is based on the hit TV show which follows the adventures of six-year-old Bluey and her 4-year-old sister Bingo. Just like them, this is a magazine that loves to play… and play! It’s filled with silly humour and jokes, which bring the crazy antics of Bluey, Bingo, Bandit, and Chilli into an interactive magazine that will keep little tikes busy for hours.
Lego Life is a FREE quarterly magazine packed with activities, comics, competitions, posters, Lego news and much more. For 5 – 9 years.
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