Discovery Girls is an American magazine aimed at girls between the ages of 8 and 13. What’s cool about Discovery Girls is that they feature real normal girls. They travel across the U.S., each issue choosing twelve different girls from a particular state to be the cover models and to help write the magazine.
My eldest daughter is almost four, a.k.a. my girls are nowhere near the right age bracket for this. However I have a good friend who’s daughter is eight — just the right age to help me out with a “guest review”. Here’s her take on the magazine:
“What I think about the magazine is that it is cool and cute. I like that it is just for girls written by girls and it has good tips for clothing ideas. Some parts I don’t like because it involves makeup and kids my age don’t need makeup. I also like that it also gives tips about pet peeves. I really like the magazine and thank you for letting me post this on your website.” — Princess G.
My thoughts? I was impressed. The physical magazine itself is nice. The layouts are easy on the eye and both the printing and paper quality is great. The magazines are full of positive images and peer role models, to help encourage and inspire young girls. I love that they feature real girls and never use celebrities on their covers. I love that the Discovery Girls articles and features are written by girls, for girls. My only real complaint is that it’s American. I wish there was a Canadian version of this magazine out there! In a few years, once Rainbow is in the right age range, I will definitely be checking this magazine out again.
Today is the release date for the special collector’s edition of Discovery Girls magazine. I haven’t had a chance to see it yet myself but it’s supposed to be a double-sized issue that covers the best of the past 10 years and also goes behind the scenes on how the magazine is created.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Discovery Girls magazine. I think it’s a great read for girls in the target age range. A one year subscription costs $20 (or $26 for within Canada) You can check out their website for further subscription information.
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Disclosure: I received a Fab Girls Guide book and a Discovery Girls subscription for free. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by the company, or by the free product received.