What would you expect to see/read from a kiddie magazine?

Philippines
August 13, 2008 9:54am CST
I'm a writer, well actually doing a little publishing business. I have made a concept paper about the magazine I am going to make. But I am still in search of good contents. Kids love cartoons but I don't really find it helpful. Any suggestions?
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
13 Aug 08
it depends on what theme you are running with. my daughters love the national geographic mag for kids as there are a lot of things to do and learn in there and my youngest daughter also likes girl's life (its for tweens) and she likes to take the quizzes there.
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
I would really love to do something that will encourage them to read a lot,for them to know the importance of reading. As well as to learn about values and respect to elders. There is definitely fashion,trends, but as parent, and you know your kids love to read magazines, what do you really want for them to read about? I really appreciate your response.
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@dagda24 (367)
13 Aug 08
It's been a long time since I read a kids magazine. From what I remember there are very few that stick around for long as things go in and out of fashion so quickly for children these days. Have you researched other kids magazines for content, popularity and longevity?
• United States
13 Aug 08
What exactly is it that you are looking for? I mean, like what do kids like and do? Or how they play? what kind of content are you wanting? I ask because i have a 9 yr old son who loves to play and is very imaginative with his mind. So if i can help, it will be my pleasure.
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Thank you for responding. The magazine is intended for grade school readers.One of the idea is to write something like about values and respect,fun stuff that could help their creativity, basically educational. And I want to ask parents about their opinions and suggestions. Kids are way so different in this generation.
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• United States
13 Aug 08
Well, as for what i want my child to read about, I like books that have to do with manners and how to treat people. Which goes in your category of respect. It is important for me to know that my son knows how to be nice to others and to play well with other children. And i would like him to read things about not talking to strangers, no matter how nice they are. I also like him to learn how important it is to be physically active, whether it is in sports or whatever. But i hope you get what you need in time, i value what you are trying to do. Keep it up.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
You have contributed a lot, and if I succeed in my goal. I will not forget you. Thank you so much.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I didn't know you were a writer! Kids love puzzles and reading about other kids that have done things like raise a bunch of money for their baseball team or things like that. What ages are you targeting?
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
My target reader are grade school ages, asian. I do appreciate your comment.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Hi jas! My nephew who's 11 years old is a K-Zone fan. Most of his friends in school and in our neighborhood also enjoy this kiddie mag. I myself would take a peek in it once in a while. The mag features comics of current cartoon heroes, fan invites, small articles on kiddie interests, the lot. Its colorful and handy too. Come to think of it, but the cartoons never losses its appeal to kids, who are more visual than adults. So I think cartoons or comics should be more fun and educational. Colorful pictures with labels on varied subjects like arts and science tend to fascinate kids too. With such mags kids will have fun reading and learning.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Hey friend! Thank you for responding.I'll see if I can do better than that.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Even at my age, I love checking kids magazines for the games! Those word hunt or crossword puzzles really amaze me. I guess I love a kids magazine if its full of very educational articles and games that would stimulate their minds. Just don't put the answers near the puzzles, or it would encourage cheating.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I will take note of that. Thanks!
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
hiiii! umm...well for a change..If I were to buy a kiddie magazine for my 2 angels, I want to see some simple cooking lessons-something like "Kiddie Chef" thingy.I'm good at working around the kitchen, experimenting new recipes and I want my kids to be good at it too especially that they are girls. Nothing complicated-just simple easy to follow step by step procedures on how to prepare ummm...nutritious snacks maybe..See you soon Jas!!
• United States
20 Aug 08
Well, I've noticed from watching the Disney Channel, lol, that there are a couple of repetitive themes. For example, I know that self acceptance is the way to go for the younger crowd. A lot of stuff for tweens and under is about finding/believing yourself and accepting others. Take a look at all of the Disney films ever made and look at those themes.