Magazines for homeschoolers

12 Top-Selling Education Magazines Every Homeschooler Should Have!

Do you use magazines in your homeschooling curricula? If not, you’re missing out! They are chock-full of great ideas that you can use in your activities! This list has some of the best selling magazines in the Education category to help you decide which ones you should get!


In my house, I have a couple kids that seem to break out in hives if you try to get them to read a book. This is really hard for me to understand, as I am such an avid reader, but to each their own, I reckon! Anyway, magazines are a great way to get kids who don’t like to read interested in reading about a wide variety of topics. The articles are usually the perfect length to hold their attention, and hardly ever long enough to prompt a long-suffering “awwww Mom, do I have to?” So, just in case someone out there in Internet land also has children that are allergic to reading, I wanted to share some of the best-selling magazines that can be helpful when homeschooling. Enjoy!

Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Smithsonian is world renowned for its editorial content and coverage. Each issue is filled with beautiful images, fascinating stories from around the world, and in-depth explorations of history, people, nature, science, travel and the arts. You’ll love to share this magazine subscription with your whole family. Order your copy today!



Instructor

Instructor

Resource for fresh teaching insight and time saving tips. Also, page after page of hands-on activities! Includes features on professional development, review of new children’s literature, teaching strategies, and FREE posters through out the year.


iD: Ideas & Discoveries

iD: Ideas & Discoveries

iD : Ideas & Discoveries magazine is a revolutionary science magazine. iD magazine offers a perfect balance of science, nature, psychology, history and current events, combined with stunning photography and graphics, put together in a uniquely compelling way.


Archaeology

Archaeology

Archaeology combines worldwide archaeological findings with photography, specially rendered maps, drawings, and charts. Articles cover current excavations, recent discoveries, and special studies of ancient cultures. Regular features: Timelines, news briefs, film and book reviews, current museum exhibits, The Forum. Two annual Travel Guides give trip planning information.


Muse

Muse

Muse is recommended for children ages 10 and up. Published nine times a year, each issue features articles on classical subjects like history, science, and the arts as well as modern topics like space, genetics, computers and more. This magazine subscription features nine cartoon muses that appear in the margins and encourage readers to critical think and explore topics further.


Calliope

Calliope

Calliope is the perfect world history magazine for kids. Specially written for kids ages 9 to 14, Calliope goes beyond the “facts” to explore provocative issues.


Cobblestone

Cobblestone

Cobblestone is the award-winning American history magazine for kids ages 9 to above (grades 4 and up). Future historian will enjoy reading about many events and places, such as Colonial Williamsburg to famous battles of the Civil War, to the Gold Rush, to the Korean War.


Bbc History

Bbc History

BBC HISTORY aims to shed new light on the past to help you make more sense of the world today. History is rich in fascinating stories, and you’ll find great tales in every issue of the magazine. BBC HISTORY brings history to life with informative, lively and entertaining features written by the world’s leading historians and journalists and is a captivating read for anyone who’s interested in the past.


Appleseeds

Appleseeds

Appleseeds Magazine is the resource that primary teachers have long looked for. It’s a theme-based publication for children in grades 2, 3 and 4, designed to enrich the learning experience for subjects from math and social studies to science and reading.


Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers

Includes interviews with poets and fiction writers as well as essays written by established authors, with news about the publishing community and coverage of political issues of interest to writers.


Biblical Archaeology Review

Biblical Archaeology Review

Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) unearths the archaeological world of the Old and New Testament. Enhance your Biblical knowledge with the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology, breathtaking photography, informative maps and diagrams. Unique in its melding of the academic study of archaeology with an eager general audience, BAR’s nondenominational discussion forum appeals to a wide range of views.


The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Founded in 1857, The Atlantic is one of America’s great thought leader magazines. It features ground-breaking articles on politics, social trends, education, literature and arts. Famous for its excellent writing and artistic quality, The Atlantic has won more National Magazine Awards than any other monthly magazine. The Atlantic stories change minds through their fair, unbiased approach and respect for facts. The Atlantic presents the smartest, bravest thinking on the biggest, most important ideas of our time, entertaining readers while stimulating their minds and their civic spirits.