This post originated on my other blog before the consolidation…At the time, Caroline was reading Hello Highlights non-stop. Now, Molly Kate is the one loving these! 🙂
Highlights magazines always makes me think of a pediatrician’s office. I loved highlights as a kid, but I had no idea they have a toddler version until my aunt ordered them for Caroline’s first birthday last year.
Hello Highlights have become one of our favorite things. Caroline has had at least one of these read to her every single day for the last 9 months. She does not tire of them. And they are ALL OVER our house.
So here are some of the details:
*Geared toward ages 0-2
*It’s smaller, has durable, wipeable pages, rounded corners
* Includes short stories, simple to-the-tune-of songs, poems, and the ole highlights “Find It” section
*Pictures tend to have lots of colorful objects for words you would be working on with your 1 year old.
*Filled with little parent tips for other ideas for using the magazine to further their language and literacy.
***Bonus, these are small and fit great in a diaper bag or purse, unlike bulky board books you normally use for toddlers. Great for traveling when you’re short on space.
*****Bonus bonus, we have traveled with these, slept with them, spilled milk on them, etc. They have survived a lot, which I’m thankful for, because as Caroline outgrows them later, Molly Kate will still be able to enjoy them!