10 Engaging Spanish Magazines for Kids
Whether you’re determined to broaden the literary expanse of your Spanish homeschool or you’re looking for new ways to encourage your bilingual kids to read more, Spanish magazines for children are a fun and engaging way to immerse your little ones in the language.
From educational magazines and news outlets to bilingual cookbooks and science subscriptions, you can find inspiring, age-appropriate Spanish content that’s personal to your child’s unique interests and learning goals.
Not sure where to start? Here’s our top ten Spanish magazines for kids.
1. High Five Bilingüe Magazine
Award winning English and Spanish magazine for kids, High Five Bilingüe is made for ages 2-4 years and is designed to strengthen your child’s first language while building a solid platform for developing a second one. Great for reading and playing together, parent and child, each 36-page issue focuses on the adventures of the same central character.
The first 14 pages are all in Spanish, then repeated in English, followed by a number of pages with the two languages mixed together. Including everything from interactive puzzles to poems, this fun-filled Spanish magazine for kids is available to buy directly from the publisher as well as numerous online retailers.
2. Scholastic Classroom Magazines
Available in print and digital, Scholastic’s Spanish magazines for kids are made for new learners, intermediate and advanced levels. Well known as a provider of parent and teacher resources, this educational literary giant offers subscriptions to three unique magazines, all designed to meet your child or student precisely at the level they’re at, with articles “teens want to read!”
Perfect for homeschooling and educators alike, these fun and interactive magazines include everything from audio and video files, exercises and games, lesson plans, dynamic learning labs, and kids can even submit their own articles for inclusion!
Learn more and subscribe at Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Prices vary, be sure to look out for seasonal deals and bulk order discounts.
3. Tú, Spanish Magazine for Kids and Teenagers
Ideal reading for teens and tweens, this bubblegum colored magazine is a Latin American staple. Featuring everything from celebrity gossip, music, TV and film news, this fun-filled kids mag gives children plenty of exposure to the Spanish speaking world. Find it online or at your local app store, with easy to digest articles, fun quizzes, videos, and more. Subscribe to receive individual digital editions at around $2 a pop or enjoy loads of free online content. Plus, its informal style includes lots of Latin American slang, so it’s great for exposing kids to the “real” Spanish spoken by their peers.
Learn more and visit the website.
4. Algarabía Niños
This Mexican Spanish magazine for kids is targeted at young and lower intermediate level Spanish speakers. Including articles, quizzes and games, it covers everything from silly subjects like “the history of the hula hoop” to science, history, and pop culture.
In a hurry? There’s plenty of free online content including videos and radio. For print subscriptions, you can find a range of online retailers. Be sure to shop around as prices vary.
5. National Geographic Kids
For little nature lovers and scientists in the making, National Geographic Kids is available in print by select online retailers. Aimed at lower and intermediate level learners, it’s the perfect way to hook kids who are passionate about the natural world while learning Spanish at the same time. Available from a select variety of online retailers. Be sure to shop around for great prices.
6. Time Magazine for Kids
Raising the littlest leaders of tomorrow? Earlier this year, Time Magazine announced it would be launching its free digital library in a whole host of new languages. Can you guess what’s first on the agenda? You guessed it: Spanish!
Including everything from global politics to science and mental health, the big focus is bridging a connection between different cultures, so it’s a great educational tool.
Available for free, in partnership with HP, enjoy access to Time for Kids in Spanish today!
7. Babybug for 6 months+
Go goo goo gah gah for Babybug! This award winning Spanish magazine for kids is chocked full of stories, poems, and lots of engaging pictures and illustrations. Published by Cricket Media, this board-book style Spanish magazine for kids is staple-free with rounded corners and non-toxic ink. It boasts content from some of the world’s biggest writers and artists for children and is a firm nursery bookshelf favourite. The magazine is no longer in print but back issues are available to purchase from a variety of online retailers, either digital or in print. Prices vary.
8. Ladybug for 3 years+
Perfect for toddlers and young children, Ladybug is made by the same lovely folk that bought you Babybug and is jam packed with colorfully illustrated stories, songs, and games. Though this award winning magazine is no longer releasing new editions, back issues of the mag can be purchased directly from Cricket Media or from a range of online retailers. Prices vary.
9. Iguana for 7 years+
Bought to you by Cricket publishing, the award winning publisher behind Ladybug and Babybug Spanish magazines for kids, Iguana Spanish magazine for kids is filled to the brim with fun and engaging education stories, games and activities. Out of print, but beloved by bilingual parents the world over, this colorful magazine was dreamed up by a bilingual parent herself. Including everything from archeology, insects and culture, to poems, puzzles and psychology, your little ones will love this cherished and cheerful Spanish magazine.
Available here, as well as numerous online retailers. Prices vary.
This “fun cooking magazine for families” is published in both English and Spanish so parents and kids can have a great time together in the kitchen while nailing those tricky Spanish verb conjugations. As well as delicious, low cost, and globally inspired recipes, this award winning Spanish magazine for kids comes with fun food facts, puzzles, games, educational STEAM activities, and more. Subscribe online for both print and digital editions at ChopChopfamily.org.
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