In March of 2020, The Week Junior released its first publication, that promised to deliver the world’s best news and facts to young people. Aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 14, these colorful magazines are great boredom busters for your curious kids.
What Does the Magazine Feature?
Each week, the magazine is broken down into several sections, and while some editions have additional parts, this is the general framework of each one:
- This week’s big news
- National news
- Around the world
- Animals and the environment
- Science and technology
- Arts and entertainment
- On screen
- Book club
Is Week Junior Right for My Child?
There is something for everyone, no matter what their interests might be! We subscribed to the Week Junior back in August, and it’s been a big hit with the whole family: yes, I admit, there are times when I read it too. The pages are colorful and the articles are both well-written and thought-provoking. They talk about current and real issues: elections, the Covid vaccine, we’ve read them all. They give children a feeling of optimism, and show them, in a variety of ways, how they can make a difference in the world.
At the end of each issue, you will find puzzles and a “That’s unbelievable!” page, which is a kids’ favorite, because of the crazy stories. Here’s a snapshot of one:
Another popular page is “The big debate,” where children are given a question with two differing viewpoints. Kids are given the chance to vote online, and the results are posted in the following issue. Past topics include “Should schools still have snow days now that kids can learn remotely?” and “Should parents ask before posting photos?” (Both resulted in overwhelming Yes responses, as you might have guessed.)
The Week Junior currently costs $49.95 for a 6 month subsciption, and it makes a great gift for a loved one!