Discover Summer: Encourage Thinking, Creativity and Imagination

It’s the final week of our Discover Summer Reading program, but don’t fret!  We will continue to share stories from our archives all year long to keep your kids’ reading. Our 11 children’s magazines encourage thinking, creativity and imagination. They are filled with beautiful illustrations, engaging stories, interesting facts and fun activities.   For example, here’s […]

Discover Summer: Benefits of Getting Outside to Play

Did you know that there are a ton of science backed health benefits of kids playing outside?  Here are a few you may not be aware of…   Kids See Better: According to the Journal of Optometry and Vision Science, kids who spend more time outside during the day tend to have better distance vision […]

Discover Summer: National Summer Learning Day

Most families welcome summer break and enjoy the lack of routine and revel in the much needed downtime. While it’s nice to have the break, it’s also important to look for outside of the box learning opportunities throughout the summer months.   According to the US Department of Education, “Over the summer months, some students experience […]

Discover Summer: Read to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Helping our kids develop critical thinking skills can be one of the most challenging tasks we have as parents.  Teaching them to not only pay attention to how their behavior affects those in their day to day life, but how it can cause a ripple effect that impacts society as a whole is important to […]

Discover Summer: Benefits of Reading Short Stories

Last week, we introduced the Discover Summer Reading Program. Each week, for the next 6 weeks, we are making a few stories available to download based on a popular summer theme.  Each story comes directly from the pages of our magazines and are short, quick reads.  In addition to helping prevent the summer learning slide, readers […]

Discover Summer: Reading to Combat Learning Loss

If you are a parent of a school aged kid, you’ve probably heard about how students lose around two months of reading, writing, and math skills over their summer break and have lower test scores after the break then before.  Because of this summer learning loss, the first two months of a new school year is often […]