- A lovely part of childhood Review by Grandma Ann
My son, who is 40 now, grew up loving Cricket, the comics, the stories, the games and projects. When his little girl turned 3, I gave her a subscription to Ladybug. After 2 years she still gets excited when the mail comes and the latest issue is there. She loves the games and stories and poems, and studies each issue until it falls to pieces. She loves to have me or her parents read it to her, but also spends quite a bit of time poring over it by herself. It is colorful, engaging and wide ranging in its ideas. I bought her other magazines as well, but this is the only one she really connected to and looks forward to. I have just subscribed to Babybug for her little sister and am looking forward to sharing the first issue with her.
(Posted on 4/25/20)
- Quick fan note Review by Bryan R
Dear Cricket Media,
Just wanted to send a quick fan note, as my family has been enjoying your publications for many years. In particular, Ladybug Magazine has inspired me to write you to thank you for producing such a wonderful publication. I read it with my 3 and 1/2 year-old and the value we both receive from it is beyond worth!
To elaborate a bit, allow me to call out why we love Ladybug so much:
-We look forward to receiving the magazine in the mail
-We love reading it together
Now to the content:
-Very impressed with the variety of content. We love all of the activities, from the stories to the poems; finding items in photos; activities at the end of the magazine, musical pieces. I've never held a magazine in my hand before that offers so many different activities and such variety.
-Very impressed with the quality and of the content. I feel that it is important to depict the world as positively as I can to my daughter, and Ladybug appears to have a similar priority. We are shown friendly, inclusive, diverse, incredibly-broad depictions of humans and their relationships, capabilities, and interactions. In educating our children, it is so important to show them the world as it could be, and plant seeds of inclusivity and mutual respect for all different types of people and cultures. I love how Ladybug never departs from these core values in their depictions. It is such a positive influence and I never find myself questioning, censoring, or needing to re-contextualize the content my daughter is absorbing from Ladybug.
In summary, you are doing an amazing service to the children who read your magazine, by connecting them with their parents, families, friends, communities, nations, and world, and by presenting content with sensitive, broad-based views of the world that should help our children to better connect with one another as they grow into adults, and, dare I say it, make the world a better place. If I could somehow make it happen, I would subscribe every child to Ladybug.
Thank you for your work!
(Posted on 2/15/18)
- A Fantastic visual journey. Review by Fiona Khan
It is a visual feast for any child. just brilliant and I love it. Great layout, bright colors with the language is simple. the stories and poetry and so exciting. Fully supported by Global Forum 4 Literacy and The Travelling Books Project.
(Posted on 6/9/17)
- Amazing magazine! Review by Ace's Mom
Our daughter was gifted Ladybug last Christmas. I ended up purchasing 4 subscriptions for nephews and nieces the same year. This year, all the kids asked to get the magazine subscription again! Success!
(Posted on 12/11/16)
- Great Motivation to start reading Review by Mom2Many
I've been a subscriber to all the magazines for almost 2 decades and this was the magazine that motivated several of my children to learn to read on their own. They loved the colorful illustrations so much they didn't want to wait for myself or my husband to read it to them or their older siblings. They wanted so much to read it on their own! We've moved up to Spider and Cricket but I miss Ladybug and Babybug!
(Posted on 8/8/16)
- Our Favorite magazine for the kids Review by Heather
This is our favorite magazine for our children, which are 3 & 51/2 years old, a boy & a girl. They love all of their Ladybug mag: the poems, the stories, the "I Spy", the song, the comic. They like to try to find Ladybug, Thud, and Muddle- to see what hijinks they're up to throughout most of the pages in the Magazine.
We give Ladybug 5 stars!
(Posted on 4/30/16)