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Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby yaqinlian » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:35 am

Has anyone subscribe Highlight magazines for kids? How do you find it? Is it suitable for a 6 years old girl? Any other science magazines besides Young Scientists to recommend? Preferably those not too lengthy ones.

Thanks!

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Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby yaqinlian » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:37 am

Has anyone subscribe Highlight magazines for kids? How do you find it? Is it suitable for a 6 years old girl? Any other science magazines besides Young Scientists to recommend? Preferably those not too lengthy ones.

Thanks!

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby SAHM_TAN » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:45 am

I have Highlights. If your child reads well, then it's ok for her. There are some wordy stories.

For 6 yos, you can subscribe to National Geographic Young Explorer. It has beautiful pictures and not wordy. There are various levels and Young Explorer is for K2-P1. I prefer this to the National Geographic for Kids.

You can also try Cat in the Hat's learning library. The science concepts are explained using rhymes. This series has many titles.

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby lovinglife » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:37 pm

How about National Geographic Readers for young children? It comprises 3 levels before go into chapters. Not wordy and yet each book have adequately explained. Pictures are all very nice. My 5yo is enjoying.

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby lovinglife » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:47 pm

SAHM_TAN wrote:I have Highlights. If your child reads well, then it's ok for her. There are some wordy stories.

For 6 yos, you can subscribe to National Geographic Young Explorer. It has beautiful pictures and not wordy. There are various levels and Young Explorer is for K2-P1. I prefer this to the National Geographic for Kids.

You can also try Cat in the Hat's learning library. The science concepts are explained using rhymes. This series has many titles.


I am checking out the Cat's series that you have recommended. Thanks for sharing! :thankyou:

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby Dr.Daniel » Tue May 07, 2013 2:19 pm

The Singapore Science Center publishes a magazine which is good. I have a friend who writes articles for them. I use their material occasionally in classes (usually after major exam periods) to help build student's reading comprehension in science and just show them some interesting applications of what they are learning.

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby PhysicsTeacher » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:30 pm

[quote="yaqinlian"]Has anyone subscribe Highlight magazines for kids? How do you find it? Is it suitable for a 6 years old girl? Any other science magazines besides Young Scientists to recommend? Preferably those not too lengthy ones.

I have subscribed to Highlight Magazine and Young Scientists for both my daughter (who is in JC) and my son (in P6). The former is probably too hard for 6-yr children. But Level 1 YS is ok. YS really bring current science knowledge to children. I have always been plesantly surprised by science questions and comments from my son! Many a times, I actually learnt new things from my son. He really addicted to YS. But I find the YS too comical (even their Leve 2, 3 and secondary ones), while favoured by most children, but P5 to P6 children need to be trained to read text more than just graphic comic. Text-based science readings for child-teenagers are serious lacking in the market.

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby Min Min » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:25 pm

My DS loves science spy.

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby bzb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:33 am

PhysicsTeacher wrote:
yaqinlian wrote: P5 to P6 children need to be trained to read text more than just graphic comic. Text-based science readings for child-teenagers are serious lacking in the market.


Pictorial and comic illustrations are good source of learning tool for imaginary topics like science and physics, due to it's simplification and thus easy to understand through visualization.

Having said that, this can stimulate learning interest as human brain originally dislike complexity. Even up to P5 & P6, comics still suitable. But, at this stage we need to introduce text-based reading to them. That is through text book, text rich magazine like Chemistry World.

Most importantly, it is to create their interest towards the learning subject. As for science and physic interest, we can introduce them science fiction story books, eg. Sherlock Holmes.

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Re: Need Recommendations for Science Magazines

Postby sembgal » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:50 am

National Geographic Young Explorer free past issues magazines

http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungex ... ssues.html

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