magazines for teenagers - recommendation

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magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby HappyFaye » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi,

I'm curious what magazines your teenagers like to read. My ds only reads knowledge BBC. Other than that, he spends most of his time reading online news which I am not very comfortable because of too much screen time.

Care to share? Appreciate very much!

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby mathtuition88 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:29 pm

National Geographic is a good magazine for Science. Attractive to children since there are a lot of pictures.

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby HappyFaye » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Oh yes, we do subscribe too but the frequency too long...

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby HappyBlueBear » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:55 pm

The Economist. It comes weekly.

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby HappyFaye » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:02 pm

Thanks! Just check out the website, it looks interesting. It's pricey though, will try for 12 wk subscription first.

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby ngl2010 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:03 pm

Time magazine.

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby HappyFaye » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:19 pm

Ngl2010, does your ds read time magazine? My s2 ds has no interest ;c

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby ngl2010 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:10 am

HappyFaye wrote:Ngl2010, does your ds read time magazine? My s2 ds has no interest ;c

Yes. He finds it interesting. :smile:

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby slmkhoo » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:24 am

protutor wrote:I think Broader Perspective (extremely useful for expository writing, it helps me a lot when I was in JC) and Reader Digest are worth subscribing.

My personal comments on these titles which we tried recently (my kids are 15 and 17yo):

Reader's Digest - disappointing compared to what I recall from my own teen years. Stories are less varied and less substantial, language is also simpler than before, and the magazine is a lot thinner than in the past!

Broader Persepctive - also disappointing. My kids flatly refused to read them after a couple of attempts as they are too 'school'-ish and not very interesting (to them, anyway). I read a few and find the writing either poorly expressed or overly bombastic. The content is OK, but if not well written, it's really hard to read. I'm not sure I want my kids to learn to write that way.

I'm looking for more suitable magazines too. I don't think my kids can keep up with a weekly like Time, and the Economist would drown them!

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Re: magazines for teenagers - recommendation

Postby HappyFaye » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:52 am

Ds was introduced to reader digest by his PRI Eng teacher as compulsory reading material in p6. He didn't like the feel of flipping the A5 book :sweat:

Broader Perspective is definitely out as what you described - too school-ish and unappealing design of the magazine.

Knowledge BBC is good as the topics are of wider range, some are too high level for Ds.

I'm not sure if Economist would be too challenging for him. He only reads online news, not even newspapers but he will flip through newspaper to look for obituary section, his favorite section :faint:

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