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Best nature magazine for children
on August 14, 2010
We've subscribed to Ranger Rick for five years. Every issue is wonderfully informative and packed with incredible photographs,articles, and activities. We've received many other childrens' magazines in the past--some of them excellent--but this is the only one we have stayed with for the long haul. Our girls read it cover-to-cover the moment it arrives, and then save them to re-read.
The format is logical and pleasing to the eye, unlike so many other magazines that think that riotous explosions of colour, graphics, and skateboarders all calling each other "dude!" are the only things that speak to children. Each issue covers a variety of topics. This is a real plus for us, since the magazine is being read by two children of different ages and interests (they're 7 and 10). By contrast, many other magazines devote an issue to a single topic, which is great if it's one that captures your child's interest, but a bit of a waste if it doesn't.
And one more thing to love...it's free of advertising. For a magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation, they walk the talk. No ads hawking the latest "must-have" toy, and it's printed on paper certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council as having come from trees harvested from responsibly managed forests.