Top positive review
My 12 year old looks forward to this every month and spends at least an hour reading it cover to cover.
October 4, 2016
My athletic 12 year old daughter has been getting this for about a year and looks forward to it every month. She's the fantasy football, NBA loving, lives for sports type of girl. This is perfect for her keeping up with athletes. I have our last issue in my lap and I'll outline what's in it so you can get a general idea about content. I want to point out the best feature about Sports Illustrated Kids first. HARDLY ANY ADS! I counted this month and there are 6 ads (one on the inner cover, back cover and then a couple in the magazine). Here's what our issue looks like this month:
-55 pages. No inappropriate content, no skimpy outfits, no bad words. Just sports particularly what tween/teens find interesting.
-Freeze Frame with MLB player sliding into home and another with shot of another MLB hitter after the hit with ball mid air (each 2 pages)
-1 page of perforated cards with players of all sports (even golf, hockey and WMBA)
-Few page interview and info on a NFL player (Andrew Luck)
-It's all in the family: Family associations and then birthdays
-Page of MLB timeline
-Page of a bio on a bowler and then "Sports kids of the month"
-"Jobs in sports": Visiting with the scoreboard operator for Fenway park, 2 pages
-"Having a ball": Talks about a duo who created a camp for special needs children to learn volley ball skills.
-Squad Goals: 4 pages of hockey. Talks about different country's teams as well
-"Get your head in the game": Training the mind through athletics.
-"Beyond bold": Talks about Justin Lin who directed Star Trek Beyond and his association with basketball.
-17 pages of football articles and stats and awards. Great spread on "building a cornerback" and fantasy football guide
-Crossword puzzle, mad lib, comparing 2 photos and matching a player up with his stats.
-"What's the call" talking about different unusual ref situations
-Kids art gallery and "comic cards" funny faces on players cards.
This is literally everything I want my daughter reading. I don't want her worrying about boys, hair, makeup, losing weight, ect. This is great for sports loving kids ages 9-99 (my husband reads every one of these). There are some longer articles, but plenty of pictures and short things here and there. This is well rounded and catchy. I have subscribed for other kids in my daughters group of friends on as birthday gifts and they love it as well. It's the perfect gift that gives all year!