I have subscriptions to a few magazines that interest me. Some, I pass on to my girls to read when I'm done. Others get passed to co-workers or friends, without my girls getting a glance at them. That's because I'm pretty sure they're too young yet to know about how to romantically seduce a guy or find passion in bed. I'm an adult with an open mind, but the content in some of the magazines I read can be a bit racy even for me.
Discovery Girls is a magazine for tween girls that I find to be appropriate for my daughters to read. It is filled with advice, quizzes, and helpful tips. I hadn't heard of Discovery Girls until recently, but apparently it's been in circulation for ten years. It was created by girls, for girls ages 8 to 12.
I received a few sample issues of Discovery Girls for review. I looked through them first to make sure it had age-appropriate content. What I found is that it has a lot of meaningful articles that apply to tween girls. For instance, peer pressure and learning to be generous are a couple of things talked about. There are fun quizzes and reviews. I came away feeling like this magazine is about helping tween girls with confidence, betterment, and growing independence. Tween girls tell their stories and give advice or answers to questions, making it relatable. There's a lot of reading material in each issue and they're not all about how to make your boy crush like you. Unlike a lot of magazines, Discovery Girls isn't littered with ads. There's a few here and there, but I don't feel like I'm being bombarded with them. I feel very comfortable with my daughters reading this magazine.
Of course, the opinions that really matter on this magazine are those of my two tween girls. Emma and Juliann both liked all the fun things that are to do in each issue but they also liked that the magazine has stories about girls their ages. Juliann's favorite is the 'Embarassing Moments' section in each issue. Since reading the magazine, both of my tweens have visited the Discovery Girls website on several occasion to enter giveaways and read more advice.
The U.S. subscription price to Discovery Girls is $19.95 a year for six issues.
I received products for review from Discovery Girls. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.