Sunday, July 2, 2017

Cricket Media® Magazines - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

School is out for most students and I'm all for summer fun.  This season is a time to relax and unwind.  I absolutely encourage play but also believe that learning doesn't have to be put to the wayside just because school is out of session.  

Learning doesn't have to be boring.  Cricket Media® is a global children’s learning company known for creating print and multi-media products for families, teachers, and partners that improve the opportunity to learn for all.  My teens received three magazine samples from Cricket Media and they have enjoyed learning while reading the interesting articles.



Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include:

BABYBUG Magazine - Share the joy of reading - Ages under 3
CLICK Magazine - Explore science and nature - Ages 3-6
LADYBUG Magazine - Encourage playfulness and creativity - Ages 3-6
ASK Magazine - Investigate kids' questions about the world - Ages 6-9
SPIDER Magazine - Smart, fun inspiration for new readers - Ages 6-9
CRICKET Magazine - Discovering the world of reading - Ages 9-14
COBBLESTONE Magazine - Connecting America's past and present - Ages 9-14
DIG INTO  HISTORY Magazine - Uncover the past and its traces today - Ages 9-14
FACES Magazine - New perspectives on other cultures, and our own - Ages 9-14
MUSE Magazine - Fun science and tech for the seriously curious - Ages 9-14
CICADA Magazine - Reflections of authentic teen experiences - Age 14+


I can't vouch for all of the magazines, but the three we received were very interesting.  I'll be honest and say I wasn't a big fan of the cover art on them; I did not feel they were inviting to a person who may be a new subscriber and not know what the content was about.  With that said, the contents and stories inside the magazines were fascinating.  The pictures and illustrations were as well.  I give huge bonus points to the fact that the magazines are free from advertisements.  Each magazine subscription offers nine issues a year.

Here's some insight on the content inside the sample magazines I received:

COBBLESTONE Magazine (May/June 2017 issue) - There was an extensive overview of The Great War, including a map showing the war zones.  There were interesting facts and information regarding war in general, and a story on the "Spanish Influenza" pandemic.  

MUSE Magazine (May/June 2017 issue) - This magazine starts off with letters written in by readers and answered by contributors.  Much of the capacity of this issue revolved around water and things water-related.  I learned something new when I read the article on tardigrades, which are small invertebrates.  I didn't even know they existed till now!  There's also talk on the many benefits of drinking water.

CICADA Magazine (May/June 2017 issue) - This issue revolves around poetry, satire, and stories.  Readers will be enveloped in rich words and storytelling.  All of the pages were in black and white.

The magazine covers and pages are glossy.  They can be passed around and re-read several times without them falling apart.  

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Two people will each win a one-year subscription to the Cricket Media magazine of choice.

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70 comments:

Peggy said...

I would choose the Discovering the world of reading magazine.

Deanna Allen said...

I would choose the Ladybug magazine subscription.

Kimberly Bauer said...

I would choose Click

aperry said...

I would choose the ASK® Magazine.

latanya t said...

Spider

Janice Crespo said...

I think I would choose the Click Magazine for my grandson.

Angela Saver said...

I would choose the Ladybug magazine!

Charlene E said...

I would choose the Ask magazine

Jennifer Bellotti said...

I would choose Click Magazine.

Ken Ohl said...

I would choose the Ladybug Mag

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I would choose the Spider magazines. I have three littles who would really enjoy it!

John Smith said...

We would choose Cricket Magazine.

bison61 said...

I would pick ASK magazine

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jakiesmom said...

I like ladybug

Heather B said...

I think Spider would be great for my youngest son.

angel d said...

faces and spiders

Sara Estep said...

I would chose the Muse subscription for my son.

SueZH said...

I would choose the Click magazine for my grandson. He loves to be read to and is interested in the world.

AmberFaith said...

I would choose the SPIDER magazine!

amh1982 said...

My son would love Ask!

alissa apel said...

I'd get: FACES Magazine - New perspectives on other cultures, and our own - Ages 9-14 then both my sons could enjoy it.

Lisa Ann said...

I would choose Click Magazine for my grandson.

Lauren said...

My kids would like Muse magazine.

Leela said...

DIG INTO HISTORY Magazine.

Lisa Queen said...

I would choose the Spider Magazine. My daughter homeschools her three children and this one would be perfect for the two youngest readers. Thanks!

cp said...

ladybug magazine

Steph said...

I would choose COBBLESTONE Magazine.

slb3334 said...

I would choose the ladybug magazine.

Renee said...

I think my youngest would like Click

clc408 said...

I would get Click for my nieces.

David B said...

ASK Magazine

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I would pick Muse Magazine for my little girl.
-Audra O'Hara

Anne Higgins said...

I would choose either LadyBug or Click but would like the final decision to be made my kids. As a Grandparent, I would like to make sure I am choosing what they would like for their kids to read. Thanks

Nancy said...

I would probably choose Ladybug Magazine.

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Dynal Roberson said...

I would choose Ask Magazine for my little girl who is constantly asking questions.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I want Click for my granddaughters

April V said...

I would get Ask for my daughter!

Colleen Maurina said...

I would choose the Spider magazine for my grandson who loves to read!

Edye Nicole said...

I'd like Click!

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Leslie said...

Click Magazine

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

The CLICK magazine for my granddaughter.

SavingsInSeconds said...

I'd choose Cricket. I'm a language arts teacher and we're using many writing pieces like Cricket's articles in our classes.
Dianna

Susan Genna said...

I would choose the Ask Magazine. Some of the questions I dont know the answers to so it would be great to have some help. :)

MELINA said...

I would choose the Dig into History magazine.

wen budro said...

I would probably get the ladybug.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I would pick either Cricket or Cobblestone for my son.

Sandy said...

Ladybug

Susan Smoaks said...

i would choose the ladybug magazine

Cheryl Chervitz said...

My grandson would like to have the SPIDER magazine.

Laurie Nykaza said...

CLICK® Magazine would be great for my nephew he would love it.

Sharon Schoepe said...

My son would love Dig Into History

LesleyfromWI said...

I would love the Ladybug magazine

cookiert said...

I would get Cobblestone for my kids.

KV H said...

I would choose Dig into History.

iggysaysno said...

I think I'd choose the babybug.

Jennifer T. said...

I'd pick Cricket or Muse for my daughter.

Tammie Venne said...

I think that I would choose Ladybug

Marilyn said...

I would choose Muse -- my granddaughter is interested in science.

elizabeth p said...

I would choose ladybug. Thanks for the chance.

Philip Lawrence said...

I would choose the DIG INTO HISTORY Magazine.

Randy Arstein said...

I would choose Cobblestone magazine, thank you.

candy said...

This was really hard to choose one because these look awesome and I didn't even know they existed. I would choose cobblestone

imaclutz89 said...

I would choose the Babybug subscription for my 1 year old!

Kayla Klontz said...

I would choose Click magazine for my son,

Rob said...

My grandchildren would love to have the cool COBBLESTONE Magazine.

Milton Milt said...

I have grandchildren that need to get the amazing MUSE Magazine.

Marcus Mar said...

My nieces and nephews really want the marvelous FACES Magazine.

Paulet said...

Wow, the wonderful CRICKET Magazine would be great for my grandchildren.

Malv said...

What a fabulous CICADA Magazine that my nieces and nephews would definitely enjoy.

Aaron said...

My many children would absolutely adore the awesome DIG INTO  HISTORY Magazine.