Back to School with Discovery Girls Magazine - Review and GiveawaySaturday, August 13, 2011
Discovery Girls Magazine was first issued in the fall of 2000. It is a bi-monthly publication with an incredible readership of one million. For each issue, they travel to a different state and pick 12 girls to be their Discovery Girls. They are carefully selected based on answers to questionnaires and whether they will be good role models for their peers. They take great care to have a diverse group of girls who demonstrate enthusiasm, personality and a certain spark. And the fact that they choose real girls makes this a magazine that every girl can enjoy.
Our goal is to create a forum for girls to help each other and to show our readers that whatever they might be going through, they are not alone. We feel it is important to give girls a voice and the opportunity to express themselves.
Girls can read a variety of sections such as: Embarrassing Moments, Great Debate, What Would You Do? and Health & Beauty. There is also a Fun & Games section that I know my daughter would enjoy. What I also like is the appeal to global culture such as the "Interesting Food Around the World!" article in the June/July 2011 issue. And I have to say how pleased I am that the magazine does not have a lot of commercial ads (I believe it's limited to two sponsors only) and that it contains mostly interesting content presented in a visually appealing way.
Since it is geared towards girls ages 8 and up, I feel it would make for a great addition to a school library to help make it accessible to all girls. But with a one-year subscription costing $19.95, I feel it's definitely a reasonable rate. The current issue is geared to Back to School and offers advice on peer pressure, getting organized and true friends. It also features a cool contest to win Taylor Swift concert tickets!
Discovery Girls has also created Survival Guides for middle-school girls full of advice, tips and strategies. This 4 book set provides answers to help get through the sometimes difficult aspects of tween life including: Friendship Hardship, Sticky Situations, Getting Your Questions Answered and Getting Through Tough Times.
- 1 certificate for a one year subscription to the magazine (6-issues)
- 1 four-book set of our Fab Girls Guides
- 1 copy of the special Collecter's Edition
Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I have received sample of the magazines and a guide to help facilitate this review. Thoughts are my own.