Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Kids' magazines Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle

My kids are fairly obsessed with magazines, so they were beside themselves with excitement when I got an envelope in the mail with not one, not two, but THREE magazines for them to look at. The magazines were the March/April issues of Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty and Turtle magazines. Here's a bit about them, from a press release that I received: 
Indianapolis (February 25, 2013) – The March/April issues of award-winning magazines Jack and Jill (ages 7-12), Humpty Dumpty (ages 5-7), and Turtle (ages 3-5) feature great do-it-yourself cooking and crafting projects for kids of all ages.

 Jack and Jill (ages 7-12): Kids can get busy in the kitchen with Jack and Jill’s recipe for Granny Adair’s Pistachio Cookies (p.13), which are easy to make and incorporate lots of great nutrients with ingredients including avocado and pistachios. For the more craft-inclined, Jack and Jill has all the info kids need to make their very own Hand-Painted Silk Scarf (p.26) that they can wear all spring long.

Humpty Dumpty (ages 5-7): Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, Humpty Dumpty shares a kid-friendly recipe for Shamrock Shakes (p.16), bright green shakes made with lime sherbet, milk, and bananas. Then to help kids watch March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, Humpty Dumpty features a Weather Chart (p.30) craft project that allows kids to keep track of the weather every day of the week.

Turtle (ages 3-5): Even the little ones can make their own snacks with Turtle’s Bananaflies (p.20) – easy snacks that look like butterflies made out of bananas, chocolate chips, and pretzels. For the artistic ones, Turtle teaches kids how to make Lilac Prints (p.30) using lilacs, paint, and paper plates.

We've all been having fun looking through the magazines, enjoying the pictures and reading the stories together.  The kids are a little young for Jack and Jill, but they really enjoyed Humpty Dumpty and Turtle.  I thought the stories in the magazine were fun and educational.  And I can't wait until we're all well enough to make the Bananaflies together (too many cold germs in my home right now!)- such a cute project!

If you're looking for a way to escape the winter, check out these fun magazines!

Disclosure: I received these magazines to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.