June 20, 2011
Discovery Girls magazine is aimed at girls ages 8-13 and is devoted to tween girls and by tween girls. The content is created and written with not just this age group of girls in mind but by them. The pages are filled with photos and stories of real girls. I love it! Where was this magazine when I was growing up? Discovery girls debuted in 2000 and has since become a wonderful, fun guide for tween girls. It goes beyond cute hairstyles and fashionable clothing layouts and hits the core of what these girls are interested in and thinking about daily.
Just flipping through a few issues I found sections on how to deal with the end of a friendship, cool animal facts, tips for making friends, gaining confidence and dealing with body image issues. Each page has a Discovery Girl reader either writing a piece or being featured. It's amazing and so empowering and exciting for girls of this and any age to see.
Here are a few examples of Discovery Girls articles and features-
5 Ways to be a Be a Better Friend
What's Your Favorite Warm Weather Snack?
How Well Do You Know Your Mom?
Loaded with tips, advice, fun facts, embarrassing moments and more Discovery Girls magazine is a resource that all tween girls can appreciate. As a parent I can too. It opens the door to deeper discussions and a peek into what is weighing on their mind. The idea that actual readers can participate in the creation of the magazine is beyond a boost of confidence and inclusion. It fosters a bond and a safe community for tween girls and sparks ideas for their future.
In addtion to the magazine, Discovery Girls website has an online community and wealth of information for girls. They have also created a 4-book Fab Girls guide that teaches girls how to deal with Sticky Situations, Getting Your Questions Answered, Friendship Hardship, and Getting Through Tough Times.
I'm giving away the following cool prize pack from Disovery Girls too!
1 complimentary year subscription to the magazine (a $20 value!)
1 set of our Fab Girls book set ($40)
A special collector's edition, set to be released June 28, 2011, which will encompass 10 years of the best content from our magazine plus more special features!
Enter to win by commenting. A winner will chosen at random on June 27, 2011. Please include your email address so I can contact you. Retweets and follows with an additional comment will garner an additional entry.
MPR Rating: Five Stars.
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