Cricket magazines have long been considered a high-quality, educational and entertaining series of magazines for kids. The award-winning magazines with their unique artwork and engaging stories are rich in substance and a special treat for the children who receive copies each month.
But did you know that Cricket now offers some of the only Spanish-language magazines for kids? Iguana magazine used to be the only one that we know of, and it was geared for kids ages 7 to 12. Recently, Iguana was bought by Cricket, who took things one step further and created three additional Spanish magazines for children of different ages by offering their own Babybug, Ladybug, and Ask issues in Spanish.
Christianne Meneses Jacobs is the original creator of Iguana magazine and is now the talented editor behind these fantastic magazines. She brings with her a lot of experience and knowledge. And we’re so happy to support her efforts.
Since we talked yesterday about the importance of fingerplays and nursery rhymes in a child’s development, we thought today would be a great day to highlight Babybug en español. Written for children ages 6 months to 3 years old, it is a boardbook style magazine made with nontoxic ink, rounded corners, and no staples. With early learning a critical issue for Latino families that has a significant impact on academic performance, it is important for us to find the resources that we need to prepare our children for school. Babybug helps parents develop their children’s pre-literacy and pre-math skills with fun but simple illustrations and activities. Inside you’ll find stories and activities that teach them about the seasons, colors, number & letter recognition, ways to develop your child’s vocabulary, and ones that teach them about the world around them and their own bodies. Poems and short stories prevail and make learning a lot of fun for you nenes.
I especially love how they incorporate cultural folklore and fingerplays that allow us to pass down the traditional stories of our heritage. So many of them are not only fun, but educational, too.
And the best part is that ALL of these magazines are available in print or digital formats, so those of you with Android or Apple tablets can enjoy them that way, too.
To subscribe to one of these magazines, just visit Cricket’s website.