Requests for school materials to be bought tend to flood in most at the start of the school year. Every flyer promoting a particular resource might appear like it’s a must have! Here, we introduce you to some enrichment magazines that can be a supplementary resource for the core subject and the common ones that parents subscribe to.
English and General Enrichment
1. What’s Up Started by two educators and designed as a resource to teach English and other subjects. Award winning monthly newspaper that covers news like an adult newspapers including world affairs, business, the arts, sports, entertainment and so on – presented in a way that’s comprehensible and compelling for young readers. 10 issues a year.
Inspire [P1 & P2 ]
A 2-in-1 magazine that incorporates stories and activities. Learning English made interesting and help develop reader’s character and values and at the same time. 8 issues a year with 32 pages per issue.
Originated from the UK, this reading resource includes stories that cover a wide range of genres and topics. Content and activities are informative and useful in building skills like literacy and numerical skills. 10 issues a year.
小小拇指【Pre-schoolers】 小拇指 [P1 & P2] 大拇指 [P3- P6] A colourful Chinese newspaper with rich illustrations and content that makes learning fun and lively. Aims to enhance the use of the language through news and lively stories. This is a bi-weekly publication.
2. 好朋友 [ P1 & P2] [P3 & P4] 知识报 [P5 & P6] A Chinese publication that is useful as a supplementary resource to textbooks and for self-learning or revision. Follows the Primary Chinese syllabus including practice questions of examination format. 35 issues a year.
+ Venture in Maths [P1 – P3]
+Venture in Solving Maths Problems [P4 – P6]
Mathematics magazine based on MOE syllabus that includes many activities and innovative learning techniques. Suitable to interest children in the subject and pick up related concepts. 16 issues a year.
Science and Nature
1. Science Adventures [Levels 1-3]
A Science magazine fully illustrated using comic strips and colours to arouse children’s curiosity and widen their view of the world around them. 10 issues a year.
2. Junior Young Scientists [Pre-schoolers] Young Scientists Level 1 [P1 & P2] Young Scientists Level 2 [P3 & P4] Young Scientists Level 3 [P5 & P6] Science magazine that explains concepts using highest standard of colourful animation in comic industry. Includes Lower and Upper Block of latest Primary Science syllabus. 10 issues a year.
3. National Geographic Little Kids [Ages 3 to 6] National Geographic Kids [Ages 7 to 12]
Features natural habitats from all over the world presented in a cheery style using articles and fun facts. Magazine includes weird facts and cool games in every issue. 6 and 10 issues respectively a year.
Spoilt for choices? Every magazine is good, as it introduces the child to a whole new world! Budding scientists or story writers in the making!