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Do You Want Your Grandkids To Be Readers?

Heck yes, I want my grandkids to be readers!

By Lori Bitter

My grandsons are busy little boys, but we want them to love reading. Henry is two and Babybug is just perfect – he loves the illustrations and the cuddling that comes with reading together! 

Gabriel, our Kindergartener, is learning to sight read and loves science, so CLICK is the perfect magazine for him. He’s so proud when he reads to me, and he loves knowing how things work. They still love playing games and learning on their screens, but they are so excited when they get their own mail! 

CricketI love that Cricket has magazines that can grow with them as they grow and their interests change. It’s a small investment that will reap huge rewards!

Cricket is the most awarded children’s magazine to fit each stage and interests of your grandchild’s life.


First, let’s start with what makes a great magazine. Just like great picture books, the best magazines contain 5 key characteristics:

  • Beautiful illustrations
  • Well-drawn characters that kids can relate to
  • Stories with substance
  • Re-readability
  • No advertisements

Most magazines will contain one or two of these attributes but fall short in other ways. For example, a magazine that has no ads may lack lovable characters or beautiful illustrations. If you do your research, you’ll discover that very few magazines combine all of these attributes into one product. Some of the few that do are Cricket Media’s “Bug Magazines”: BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA.

You too can give the gift of a lifetime – the love of reading! 
Just click on a cover below:

Lori with grandsons Henry and Gabe




Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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