Have you ever had one of those moments where you see a logo or see the shape of something and have a total deja vu? That’s what happened to me when I opened up a recently envelope I received in the mail. It contained a bunch of kids’ magazines, including Cricket Magazine. This was the one that took me back. I remember flipping through Cricket when I was a child in doctor’s offices!

Still around, Cricket Magazine is a literature & arts magazine for kids ages 9-14. They also publish Muse, which is Science & Arts for ages 9-14; Dig, Archaeology & History for ages 9-14; Spider, Stores & Poems for ages 6-9; Lady Bug, Literature & Arts for ages 3-6 and Baby Bug, pre-literacy for ages 6 months-3 years.

These days, our kids are so glued to screens – the tv, tablets, computers – but when these magazines came and I tossed them in the car quickly on the way to a soccer practice, I was pleasantly surprised at what happened. My kids picked these magazines up, and they read them! It was quiet and not over-stimulating as our life so often is!

And of course, if you want digital, there is Cricket Digital to please too.  It’s nice to know that these magazines and apps are educational.  You can select everything based on the age you are shopping for.


  1. I completely forgot about this series. My boys would love this – great for stocking stuffers 🙂

    • I know, me too Trina (forgetting about it) but doesn’t it take you back to being a kid???! Too funny. And agree and awesome stocking stuffer for sure…!

  2. loved, loved Cricket mag. i think we had a subscription a bajillion years ago. So glad it is still around.

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