Friday, May 15, 2009

Sleeping Beauty v.2 (And A Little About A Cool Magazine)

Another nap snapshot of Ella. Yes, she fell asleep with her magazine over her face. She went down fighting!

The magazine is a Highlights magazine called High Five that is geared specifically for children 2-6 years old and WE LOVE IT! I can't recommend the magazine highly enough. Ella, who will be 3 in July, reads them over and over (and over and over and over) and goes to the mailbox every single day looking for another one. The magazine includes: read-aloud fiction stories—including stories that introduce the Spanish language; a special Hidden Pictures® activity and other puzzles; age-appropriate crafts and cooking activities; poems and simple nonfiction; finger plays and action rhymes (that's all from the website).

Ella's favorite part of the magazine is the Hidden Pictures portion -- basically a simply "I Spy" or "Where's Waldo" spread. She loved them so much that I signed her up for the Highlights Hidden Playground Club (they are full of Hidden Pictures) and those have been a huge hit.

We've also done many of the crafts and made most of the recipes in the High Five magazine -- all at Ella's request. I was really surprised the first time she brought me a recipe asking to make it (Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles). I thought she'd forget about them, but she didn't so we made them!

The subscription isn't cheap at almost $30/year (Ella's grandma (Babcia) bought it for her), but I still highly recommend it. Our magazines are getting worn out from all the reading we do with them. A subscription would make a great birthday or Christmas gift.

I don't make any commission on the product -- I just happen to love it and so I wanted to share!

1 Thoughts From Others:

Karin said...

This IS my niece! I can see the family resemblance :)

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