Growing up, I developed a love of sports. No one else in my house did, so I’m not sure how it happened, but I devoured all the information I could. Back in the day, that meant grabbing the sports pages and memorizing the box scores. The wee ones have things so much easier with Sports Illustrated Kids.
I look for any way I can to encourage the wee ones to read, and magazines about topics they love are a big part of that. Sports Illustrated Kids is a monthly magazine covering sports from an angle kids can appreciate, and the articles are just the right length to keep their attention. To make the magazine even more fun, each issue includes a poster, sports cards, and tons of games and puzzles.
Get a Free Issue of Sports Illustrated Kids
Think you might be interested in testing out this Parents Choice award-winning magazine? This month only, you can get the August tablet issue free. Simply download the SI Kids app for your iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android device, and you’re set. The issue has all the fun of the print edition, plus interactive sports cards and more photos.
Sports Kids of the Year/Sports Parents of the Year
Do you have that kid who loves sports and more? SI Kids, along with sponsor Goldfish, is looking to recognize one athlete between the ages of seven and fifteen who doesn’t just excel on the field but also in the classroom and in the community. Know someone who fits the bill? Nominate someone to be the 2012 Sports Kid of the Year before August 27. The winner appears on the cover of the December issue, plus receives trips to both New York to receive the award and Los Angeles to present at the Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards Show. But remember, you only have a few days left, so don’t procrastinate.
Or maybe you’re the parent who is encouraging the healthy lifestyle. For the first time, SI Kids is holding a first ever “Sports Parent of the Year” award to honor a parent who is working hard for both family and community, and includes sports as part of an everyday healthy life. Does that sound like you? Go apply now!
*This post is part of a Blog Ambassador program with Sports Illustrated Kids. All opinions expressed belong to the author.