Ages: 3 - 6Publisher: Bayard Presse Subscription Price: $ 75 for 10 Issues


Like Bayard Canada’s Chirp, this colorful glossy magazine from French and international media company Bayard Presse offers ages 3 to 6 a winning, edutainment mix of charming artwork, humorous fiction, word and number puzzles, science and nature facts, animal profiles and brain-teasers (finding differences between two pictures, matching pictures to descriptive poems). Two particularly appealing regular features: “Little Brown Bear,” a cartoon stand-in for young children learning new skills and coping with emotions; and “Polo,” a series of wordless, whimsical comic book-style panels under an overall title, kindling imagination and creative thinking by leaving it up to readers to make up their own story about they see.

Lynne Heffley ©2018 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.