TOP FIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS

Fire up their imaginations this Christmas with the gift of knowledge. As the toys and video games are left to languish by Boxing Day, these magazines will keep them entertained all through the year.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS

For all those budding explorers, archaeologists, scientists, artists and astronauts, it’s got to be National Geographic Kids. Just as brilliant, informative and fascinating as the grown-up edition but broken down into bite size chunks for burgeoning minds. The photography is exceptional, bringing the natural world to life, and there’s also a ton of puzzles, games and quizzes for hours of fun. (best suited for ages 6-14) Shop Now

HISTORICOOL

Make learning fun with HistoriCool (the coolest mag in History!) Devoted to making history engaging, each issue is packed with entertaining and educational articles – some with direct relation to the curriculum – and cartoons, quizzes and craft ideas. Delve into dinosaurs, marvel at those zany Romans, and be completely grossed out by that Tudor monarch who loved to chop off ladies’ heads. Just don’t tell them they’re learning… (best for 8 – 14) Shop Now

DOUBLE HELIX

If you’ve got future scientists at home, then Double Helix is the magazine that will (literally) blow their minds! Developed by the clever bunch at CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research, this is science at its most engaging. Promoting critical thinking, it aims to strengthen literacy skills while sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths. (best for 8 – 14) Shop Now

CRIKEY!

Continuing the legacy of the late, great Steve Irwin, Crikey! is the official magazine of Australia Zoo and contains exclusive editorial by Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin. A fascinating read with a focus on conservation; this mag teaches the importance of saving our planet's beautiful animals through helping kids fall in love with them - even spiders! It’s about as close to nature as you can get without actually living at the zoo… (for ages 4 – 15) Shop Now

K-ZONE

Give them an entire universe of fun to explore this Christmas with K-Zone. Head to Hahaverse for some terrific pranks and gags, take a right into Movie Isle and TV Towers for all the latest entertainment news and head to Gamer Galaxy for some serious playtime. There’s also Realm of the Random, Puzzle Planet and Win World. This is a mag for the cool kids, no grown-ups allowed! (for ages 6 -13) Shop Now