Ranger Rick Cub

Ages: 1 - 4Publisher: National Wildlife Federation

$24.95

Families of lap readers, rejoice! The youngest of the Ranger Rick family, the bi-monthly Ranger Rick Cub magazine is created for parents (and grands) and children ages 1 – 4 to browse and learn together. Designed for little hands to hold, each issue opens with an introduction to the animal or a bird pictured on the cover. Adults, or kindly disposed older siblings, read the text, and follow prompts and tips to encourage learning. (Wood ducks like to swim. What other animals do? A hedgehog can roll in the grass, can you?)

The full color photographs are top notch and fully credited. The use of illustration to connect the real-world animals with those represented by drawings, are not only age appropriate, they make visual sense. Matching games, seek and find, and bite sized stories round out the content. And if the page-turning learning makes your reader a little sleepy, simply remind her that bears take naps, too.

Claire Green ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Claire is president of Parents’ Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children’s interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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