Many times I am asked the question about how to encourage reading. One way I encourage reading in my kids is to order magazines as gifts! These gifts will definitely encourage reading! Not only do they encourage reading once, but because they come as a monthly subscription, there is an easy new set of materials to read and enjoy each month. My children personally love Highlights, but there are so many different magazines for different subject.... get a magazine on a topic your child will love. My children seriously and sincerely LOVE getting magazines in the mail. They love to read them with me before bed, or other times during the day. They love to read them on their own and look at all the pictures. My sister is a librarian and she is great at giving the children gifts of magazines… the children just LOVE it. Also, it is great that we have a few different subscriptions that come because they all come at different times and so there always seems to be something new around to read – and so the children are always reading. Here are some affiliate links to some of our favorite magazines/we order these in our home!