Kid Lit – Humpty Dumpty Magazine Review

My kidlets love to get mail.  They run down our long driveway and stand on their tippy toes to reach into our long black mailbox with the bright red flag.   As I sort thru the litany of bills, department store mailers and junk mail, my kidlets always ask if there’s anything addressed to them.   Occasionally there is – a birthday or holiday card from relatives or a thank you note from a friend for attending their birthday party & gift.  I love seeing the look of joy on their faces when there is a piece of mail for them, it’s totally priceless!

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The other day my son got a big surprise during our daily mail call, he received the first issue of his very own subscription to Humpty Dumpty magazine.  Humpty Dumpty is a bimonthly magazine for kids aged five to seven years old, who are learning to read independently.  It comes from the same publisher behind Jack & Jill, which I remember reading in elementary school and loving as a kid.

My son really likes Humpty Dumpty.   The magazine features a mix of stories, poems, cartoons, puzzles, games, recipes and crafts that kept my youngster both engaged and entertained.  I feel comfortable letting my son explore Humpty Dumpty since its content is age-appropriate, reinforces healthy lifestyle messages and promotes core values.

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The magazine has several regular features including:

• Build a Book: A mini-book that kids can cut out, put together, and collect. It encourages independent reading.

• Comics: A four-page comic detailing the exploits of Humpty Dumpty and his pals Kylie and Butch as they have adventures and learn about friendship, kindness, responsibility, and acceptance.

• Mix & Fix: A healthy, easy-to make recipe that kids can prepare with the help of an adult or by themselves. The recipes promote healthy eating by incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and muscle-building proteins.

•Ready, Set, Create!: A craft that promotes imagination, creativity and fine motor skills.

• Games/Puzzles: Various challenging puzzles and games, which promote problem-solving and independent thinking.

• Amazing Animals: Combines fun facts and cool photos highlighting one amazing creature from the animal kingdom.

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My son especially enjoyed the game and puzzle pages.  He was a whiz at finding the 10 differences between two photos and was able to help three hungry pandas find their way through a maze without crossing any lines to get to the yummy bamboo.  He also practiced his motor coordination skills by cutting out the “Build a Book” section and improved his vocabulary skills by filling in the missing letters to various shapes to help complete a crossword puzzle.

He’s been carrying that first issue of Humpty Dumpty under his arm for days, always taking a pencil or crayon along with him to complete the magazine’s fun activities.  We’ve read and re-read the stories about a meddlesome cat and the process of how wheat turns into bread.   My boy is already anxiously awaiting his next issue.  It’s great to see him excited about learning, reading and problem solving.  I’m for anything that does that, and I give Humpty Dumpty a big thumbs up to any parent looking considering the magazine!  You can visit their website here for subscription info, which is pretty reasonable.

Now it’s your turn to share.  What’s your favorite puzzle game to play?

 

For Full Disclosure:  I received a review copy of Humpty Dumpty for my son and I to review the magazine.    I was not compensated for this review and purchased my son’s magazine subscription on my own.  As always, the opinions expressed in this post and on The Harried Mom are all my very own and are not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research, as your opinion may differ.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I am so happy you posted this! So often I feel as if my 6 year old gets only the things my 9 year old gets. He misses so many things that are great for his age. I am definitely going to look into getting him this! He will love the recipes. He loves to cook and can watch ZeFrank on Playhousedisney for hours!! Thank you!
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    • TheHarriedMom says

      I feel that way for my youngest, my daughter who is only 3. I find that she gets advanced too quickly because of her brother, but there is a younger version of this magazine for her called Turtle, but she’s still too young to do any of it alone.

  2. says

    Thanks for bringing up some great memories of childhood I remember getting that magazine when I was little Jack and Jill.
    I also used to get a letter from the mail lady. She would write me a letter once a week, I thought I was the most special little girl in the world. :)
    Thanks for sharing this story!

    • TheHarriedMom says

      I loved Jack & Jill, I also remember Highlights – but thought that was more of a boy magazine. That’s so cute that you’d get mail from your mail carrier….it’s the little things like getting a letter that make kids happy!

    • TheHarriedMom says

      YES! I used to read that in my dentist office when I was a kid….but for some reason I thought it was more geared towards boys. Anyway, this is a fun magazine for any elementary school kid!

  3. says

    Hi. My 4 year old loves getting mail. Okay, who am I kidding: I LOVE getting notes and letters or a new magazine (anything besides bills). The Humpty Dumpty Magazine sounds like something my daughter may really enjoy. Do you think it is too advanced for a 4 year old? I know I may have to really help her with most of the content but she loves books and we read together all the time with my 2 year old son. Thank you!
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    • TheHarriedMom says

      Me too! I love getting actual mail. There is a different magazine for younger children published by the same folks, it’s called Turtle. I got that for my 3 year old daughter – for her it’s still a little too advance, but I think it’s totally good for a 4 year old.

    • TheHarriedMom says

      That’s great. There’s a magazine for younger ones called Turtle aimed at preschoolers and then Jack & Jill for older children….

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