Product Review (submitted on February 15, 2018):
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!