Not just any magazine - Highlights High Five magazine! Seriously! This is the greatest thing since sliced bread, in my opinion and my son's. The magazine is targeted at ages 2 to 6, but it is a lot of fun for older babies and younger toddlers as well.
In each issue, there are:
- movement and/or finger play rhymes
- "That's Silly!" illustrations where kids can pick out the nonsensical aspects
- multi-page stories
- simple stories told mostly through pictures ("The Adventures of Spot" is a series)
- "Hidden Pictures" illustrations where kids can search for and name cleverly disguised items
- nonfiction features with photographs of real animals, people or places
- Spanish language features
- a mini-book to cut out and keep or a small game to assemble and play
- a construction challenge using common toddler toys (wooden blocks, mega blocks, railroad tracks)
You get a new issue every month so there is never boredom (for you or your child). Also, the magazines are (obviously) disposable/recyclable so you can bring them to the dinner table for high chair entertainment, you can bring them outdoors or keep a few back issues in the car.
If you're afraid to spring right away for a subscription, scoop up a few of these back issues on Amazon to see what you're missing: