If you’ve ever experienced a 4-year-old’s remarkably well-informed enthusiasm for dinosaurs, say, or tried to answer a 5-year-old’s endless “how does it work” questions, you know how deeply young children can think, observe, and wonder. Science and nature magazine Click feeds that natural curiosity with a light touch, inviting its target audience to learn about one subject per issue from different perspectives. “Amazing Journeys,” the topic in one recent issue, looked at animal and insect migrations through lively text, colorful illustrations, nature photography, comic strip fun, and short stories. (Did you know that it takes four generations of globe skimmer dragonflies to make the 11,000-mile trip from India to Africa and back? Or that gray whales take an annual 10,000-mile migratory swim?) One piece explained how scientists study wild animals with the aid of bands, electronic tracking devices, and satellite data. Other issues delved into in 2018 were various aspects of flowers, boats, and tools.
Lynne Heffley ©2019 Parents’ Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.