Stories To Read on World Read Aloud Day

Today is World Read Aloud Day! Most of us don’t really need an excuse to read aloud to our kids, but just in case the struggles of coordinating dinner time, bath time, homework, and extracurricular activities have kept your family from indulging in this sweet and cuddly pastime as much as you’d like, here are […]

Chinese New Year: Time to Monkey Around

February is a busy time of year for my family. With a majority of the household involved in Kung Fu, and our Kung Fu school seemingly unable to turn down any request, we spend most of the month shuttling to and from Chinese New Year celebrations. The school (and thus my family) participates in lion […]

Valentine’s Day: Spread the Love

One of the most beloved features of our magazines are the gorgeous, creative, high quality illustrations that fill up each issue, created by amazing and talented artists. For more than 40 years, we have seen imaginative young readers respond enthusiastically to not only the wonderful stories we feature, but by the world-class illustrations that accompany them.   By including stories, […]

Story Bug: Read Books Together Anywhere

We love igniting imaginations and cultivating the love of reading through the 11 children’s magazines we publish, but did you know we also make it easier for families to create story time traditions with loved ones anywhere, anytime through our Story Bug app?   This week, we released a free new edition of Story Bug, […]

We’re Parents’ Choice Gold For 2016

There’s a time to be modest and there’s a time to toot your own horn. This is one of those times to shout good news from the rooftops. We are beyond pleased to announce that all 11 of Cricket Media’s magazines, Babybug, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Cicada, Click, Ask, Faces, Cobblestone, Dig Into History, and Muse, […]

Cricket Family Pets All Dressed Up for “National Dress Up Your Pet Day”!

Hooray, it’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Little kids (and, ahem, some big kids too) have always loved dressing up their pets and the Cricket family of magazines has recognized and illustrated this common childhood experience numerous times over the years. Here are two beautiful and very different Ladybug covers celebrating the joy of […]

5 Award-Winning Authors You Read First in CRICKET Magazine

If you were lucky enough to grow up as a CRICKET reader, than you were lucky enough to have been exposed to quality literature every month. From its inception, the pages of CRICKET magazine have been crammed with the type of writers who win national writing awards.   Here are just 5 of the award-winning […]

Building Strong Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

My mom tells me all the time how great grandkids are. And how if she could do it all over, she’d skip having kids and go straight to grandkids. And how it’s not spoiling them when her grandkids are perfect little angels who deserve whatever they want. And of course she doesn’t mind waiting on […]


“If children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.” —Mem Fox   One of the greatest gifts you can share with your babies and toddlers is your love of learning. That love often begins with the love of […]

Meet the Mummers

If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you’ve probably heard of a New Year’s Day tradition called The Mummers Parade. In Philly, it’s a big deal. People line the streets and tune in to the local broadcast to see the thousands of marchers who work all year to create unique costumes, music, and performances designed […]