- Amazing Review by Amanda V.
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this publication. When I was young, my family subscribed to Cricket and it was one of my favorite magazines. Now, I have a 1.5 year old daughter and she is OBSESSED with her Babybugs. She reads them in the car, in her crib, at Grandma's, on the couch... anywhere and everywhere. They are wonderful for early literacy activities. As an elementary school teacher, I find them to be so appropriate for the age group they target. I am so impressed with their durablilty and ability to hold up despite being handled by a busy and not so careful toddler. Honestly, if I was made to chose one type of reading material to take on a trip with my child, it would be a handful of Babybugs, hands down. She picks them up over and over and over again. We love it! Keep up the good work! We can't wait to move up to Ladybug and Cricket!
(Posted on 12/10/19)
- fun for all ages Review by MT
My whole family loves reading Babybug. Our toddler loves getting something just for her, and her brother loves practicing reading it to her. The poems, stories, and topics spark good conversations and questions, too.
(Posted on 7/18/19)
- A great baby gift Review by Bupah
I have been giving a subscription to Babybug to families with new babies ever since you started the magazine. It is just the right size for mom or dad to carry a copy around in the diaper bag and they can read to the baby whenever they are sitting in a waiting room or wherever they need to take the baby somewhere. So reading to the baby will be the easiest thing in the world to do. I hope it will start a life-long habit.
(Posted on 4/8/19)
- My nephew loves this Review by Rachael
I buy my sister's children a subscription to BabyBug. My nephew is almost two and loves getting his issues in the mail. He sometimes requests to go to bed with issues of BabyBug so that he can "read" to his toy bear. If you are looking for topic ideas, he is currently fascinated with the moon, construction equipment, dinosaurs, and crows.
(Posted on 1/17/19)
- Empowering and fun Review by Ellen
The variety of children, art, words and stories are fun for both parent and child. And the inclusive language and art empowers both girls and boys of different backgrounds.
(Posted on 9/18/17)
- Love this for little people Review by MommaB
We enjoyed Baby Bug for 5 years for our two kids, and it was always a treat. The kids loved it and the magazines were so sturdy we later passed them on to other children. A great gift for young children.
(Posted on 3/10/17)
- Best Ever to instill that a child learns to read!! Review by Moree
My mother purchased this subscription for my daughter (now 20 yrs old) and I am buying it for my first granddaughter. My daughter was a HUGE sleepfighter...These books calmed my daughter and prepared her for her bedtime routine. I could take them wherever we went and it made it feel like home when it came to the "going to the bed" process. I highly recommend this!! Also my daughter turned out to be a great reader, poet and songwriter. I owe much of this literature ability to this early subscription of words and pictures- BABYBUG. I started reading it to her at 6 months old.
(Posted on 9/11/16)
- GRANDMA LOVES THEM ALL Review by Lauren
THIS IS MY THIRD ROUND OF CRICKET MAGAZINES, FIRST AS A THERAPIST, SECOND AS A MOTHER, NOW AS A GRANDMOTHER. MY 2.5 YEAR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER LOVES KIM AND CARROTS. MY 5 YEAR OLD GRANDSON LOVES MAX AND KATE. BEST MAGAZINES FOR KIDS!
(Posted on 5/13/16)
- Baby Bug is Great! Review by Review by parent and reading specialist
My son and I read BABY BUG together the first three years of his life. It is a wonderful magazine! Fun stories and great illustrations. Each magazine is very sturdy and I passed Sean's set on to my cousin when she had children. We continued with more Carus Publishing magazines as he grew older. BABY BUG is my go to gift for newborns.
(Posted on 3/9/16)
- What a treasure! Review by Michelle M.
We are a second generation family for Carus Publishing. I received Cricket as a child and it was the brightest spot in my month, year after year. I can't tell you how wonderful it is as a mom to share the joy of reading such wonderful words and artwork with my children and seeing their eyes light up every month when they get a "new book" with their name on it. Both kids have a beloved stash of Babybugs which keep them busy, and our oldest now has a lovely stack of Ladybugs to join them. What a treasure!
(Posted on 3/4/16)