Are they worth it? DD is 6 and each year her elementary school gets us to sign up for them. I never have signed up for them in the past because DD already has so much reading material. She has so many books we have bought her or she has gotten as gifts that she hasn't even had the chance to read yet, we are steadily working through them but since she is on chapter books now they take longer to finish. Her reading is quite good so I'm hesitant to get a magazine that's just mainly pictures She also has church magazines and lesson guides and in the summer we go the library.
I am thinking of signing up for a couple subcriptions to Kids national geographic and maybe american girl or highlights. but honestly my main reason for doing it is because she really wants the prizes for ordering through the school. Do your kids actually benefit from reading the magazines? Are there benefits to the magazines over books? and which ones do you subscribe to?