Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Great Magazine for Toddlers!

Two years ago for Patrick's birthday, Chip's sister asked if he would like a particular magazine subscription about animals for a gift. Since he was quite fond of animals, it seemed to be a great gift. We had no idea how much he would love it! Needless to say, it has been renewed! So now I present it to you as What Works for Patrick!

Wild Animal Baby magazine, published by the National Wildlife Federation is a magazine that arrives at our home for Patrick 10 times a year. Although the price of $19.95 seems a little steep for the number of issues initially, I can attest to the fact that it is a GREAT way to spend $20.00!

Every time a new one arrives, Patrick is so very excited. It hosts a number of vivid photos, talks aobut animals' habitats or habits, is great for animal recognition for little ones, and even educates us as parents on some more unusual creatures. In addition to any new issues, he frequetnly revisits previous issues and is curretnly obsessed with Daisy the Deer and Grady the Grizzly issues.
I would highly recommend this as a gift to any child. It's fun, it's educational, and 10 times a year, it is loads of brand new fun. That's what works for us! Now go over to Rocks in My Dryer and see what works for everyone else!


  1. Another good kid/nature magazine is Nature Friend. My family got it for years while I was growing up and we even used it in our homeschooling sometimes. Check it out:

  2. We get Your Big Backyard (also from NWF) from my parents as a gift for our boys. They love it! There's something to be said for the added bonus of getting mail as well.

  3. My parents buy that for my kids and we all love it!

  4. The other day I checked out the library's collection of kid's magazines and could not believe how many different ones there are! I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great.

  5. I bought this a year ago for my nephew -- I just love it, and there are plenty of other kid-friendly magazines out there now, too. I think it's a great gift idea, and I hope someone buys a subscription for my daughters' upcoming birthdays or Christmas!!!
    Who needs more big, plastic toys, anyway???

  6. Thanks for the suggestion! My son is turning 2 in November so I forwarded this to my mom who was trying to figure out what to get him. Perfect!