With all the information available today parents are having a hard time what to give to their children to teach them how to read. There are books, toys, games and a lot more out there but not all of them are catered to kids and are not created solely to make them better at reading.
Now as a parent you would want to give your kids reading materials that they are interested in, if they are not interested in them they will not even bother looking at them. We all know that the one thing that interest kids are animals. They are naturally curious about them and would like to learn more about animals. Remember the first time you brought to the zoo and the sparkle in their eyes when they saw all the animals, you cant even stop them will all the questions they have about the different animals they saw.
It would be really nice if you can use that interest about animals to teach them how to read better and give them more information about wildlife and the environment. You can provide your kids with books about different animals but because a book does not have a lot of pictures in them your kids will probably get bored with it easily. And children are also sometimes are intimidated by books. Kids learn better and faster if they have a lot of visual stimulation. Kids need to associate words with images so they can process the information better.
Now this is where alternative reading materials come into place like magazines. Magazines do not intimidate kids, in fact kids are drawn to magazines because they are easier to read and has more pictures in them. Now try to make you kids choose between a book and a magazine I bet they will choose the magazine.